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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Statuts:
Date:mercredi 24 mai 1961
Heure:ca 04:35
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Compagnie:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Immatriculation: VH-TAA
Numéro de série: 43065
Année de Fabrication: 1946
Heures de vol:46006
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-D5
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bulwer Island, QLD (   Australie)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, Australie
Numéro de vol:1902
Détails:
Trans Australia Airlines flight 1902 departed Melbourne, Australia at 22:54 hours on 23rd May 1961 on a domestic cargo flight to Brisbane. An intermediate stop was planned at Sydney. The DC-4 took off from Sydney at 02:29 hours, May 24.
At 04:25 hours VH-TAA called Brisbane tower and reported its position as being 30 miles from Brisbane. At 04:34 they reported the field in sight.
The DC-4 didn't arrive at Brisbane and was later found to have crashed on Bulwer Island in a tidal covered mangrove-covered mud flat.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred during the pre-landing circuit when the captain tried to leave his seat under the influence of a disordered cardiac function and, in the course of so doing, collapsed across the engine control console in such a way as to bring all four throttle levers to the closed position depriving the first officer of the throttle movement necessary to avoid a crash-landing off the airport."



Photos

photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW et Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD est de 751 km (469 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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