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Status:Definitief
Datum:zondag 8 juni 1958
Tijd:08:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-56 Hudson IIIA
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Adastra Airways
Registratie: VH-AGG
Constructienummer: 6486
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820-G205A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,3 km (0.2 mijl) SE of Lae Airfield (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lae Airfield, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lae Airfield, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Beschrijving:
The Lockheed Hudson departed Lae at 07:06 for a photographic survey flight to Wewak. At 07:51 the flight advised that weather conditions were unfavourable and that the aircraft was returning to Lae.
Contact was made with Lae Tower at 08:09 and the flight received landing instructions: "Runway 32 wind 300° at 15 knots gusting to 20 knots.
When turning onto base leg, the pilot radioed that he would carry out a practice asymmetric landing.
At 08:16 the controller notice the aircraft in what appeared to be a stalled condition with port wing low in a nose down left hand turn. Power was then applied to the no.2 (right hand) engine. The aircraft partially rolled to the left and entered the water left wing first.

Probable Cause:

CAUSE: "Loss of control for reasons which can not be determined."

Bronnen:
» DCA Aircraft Accident Report


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