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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Fecha:jueves 25 enero 1951
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operador:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Registración: VH-MMK
Numéro de série: 19950
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:7130
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Coolawanyah Airport, WA (COY) (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Coolawanyah Airport, WA (COY/YCWY), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Port Hedland Airport, WA (PHE/YPPD), Australia
Número de Vuelo:744R
Shortly after takeoff from Coolawanyah Airport, Australia, a fire was noticed in the auxiliary compartment of the no.1 engine. This was eventually extinguished and the aircraft returned to Coolawanyah. A safe landing on one engine was carried out at 13:32, twelve minutes after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

Conclusion: "The fire was due to fuel leaking from the connection between the fuel pressure gauge line and the elbow in E., chamber of the carburettor and being ignited. The cause of the fuel leak was the incorrect fitting of the union nut on the fuel line to the elbow in the carburettor."

» Accident at Coolawanyah WA DC 3 aircraft on 25 January 1951 - VH-MMK / DCA


photo of Douglas-DC-3C-VH-MMK
accident date: 25-01-1951
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: VH-MMK

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 Coolawanyah Airport, WA to Port Hedland Airport, WA as the crow flies is 181 km (113 miles).

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