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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 21 april 1942
Tijd:ca 21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Guinea Airways Pty Ltd.
Registratie: VH-ADY
Constructienummer: 1498
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Pine Creek, NT (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Daly Waters Airport, NT (DYW/YDLW), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Batchelor Air Base, NT (YBCR), AustraliŽ
Beschrijving:
Lockheed Super Electra VH-ADY was one of three aircraft involved in transporting over thirty US servicemen from Brisbane, Australia back to Batchelor, NT.
VH-ADY took off at 06:22 EST on the first leg to Charleville, QLD where they'd refuel. The next stop would be Cloncurry, QLD then the last at Daly Waters, NT before the final leg to Batchelor.
The flight was uneventful till the last leg. While in contact with Katherine, NT, the crew were told they could not land at Batchelor after sunset. At 18:06 VH-ADY diverted to Katherine. But after contact with Darwin, NT, the crew decided to head for Darwin. With much difficulty they were able to obtain a bearing from Darwin. ETA for Darwin was given as 19:15. Weather was poor with thunder and rain and the crew had difficulty navigating towards Darwin using DF bearings. They circled the area and asked for search lights near the airport to be activated. At 21:27 the radio operator at Katherine receives a radio call from the VH-ADY stating that they would try and land besides some lights. This was the last contact with the flight.

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Daly Waters Airport, NT en Batchelor Air Base, NT bedraagt 436 km (272 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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