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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Monday 18 December 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Operator:Pacific Aviation
Registration: VH-AAH
MSN: 12774
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3,6 km (2.3 mls) from Wollongong Airport, NSW (WOL) (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australia
The aircraft was transporting breakfast products to Launceston Airport on Tasmania, Australia. En route one of the engines failed and the aircraft lost altitude. The pilot attempted to divert to Wollongong Airport near Albion Park when it hit trees.

» The Canberra Times, 19 Dec. 1961


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