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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 18 January 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
Operator:Guinea Airways Pty Ltd.
Registration: VH-ABI
MSN: 1418
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT (KTR) (   Australia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT (KTR/YPTN), Australia
Destination airport:Adelaide Airport, SA (ADL/YPAD), Australia
"Koranga" barely became airborne, lost altitude and crashed into a river.

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photo of Lockheed-14-H-Super-Electra-VH-ABI
accident date: 18-01-1939
type: Lockheed 14-H Super Electra
registration: VH-ABI

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 Katherine-Tindal Airport, NT to Adelaide Airport, SA as the crow flies is 2344 km (1465 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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