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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 29 Dezember 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-232
Fluggesellschaft:Australian National Airways - ANA
Kennzeichen: VH-UZJ
Werknummer: 2002
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6,5 km (4.1 Meilen) N of Mangalore, VIC (   Australien)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Western Junction Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australien
Flug nach:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), Australien
Bad weather at destination Essendon caused the closure of this airfield. The aircraft diverted to Mangalore where it undershot the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to maintain a safe altitude when making an approach at night to land at Mangalore Aerodrome."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Western Junction Airport, TAS to Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC as the crow flies is 467 km (292 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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