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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Friday 9 September 1955
Type:Handley Page Hastings
Operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ5804
MSN: HP95/4
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Darwin RAAF Station, NT (DRW) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Darwin RAAF Station, NT (DRW/YPDN), Australia
Destination airport:?
Power was lost in three engines due to multiple birdstrikes immediately after takeoff.

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accident date: 09-09-1955
type: Handley Page Hastings
registration: NZ5804
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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