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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:donderdag 19 augustus 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Registratie: VH-EAM
Constructienummer: 9286
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:5236
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Test
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF), AustraliŽ
The Certificate of Airworthiness of DC-3 VH-EAM expired on July 23, 1948 and the aircraft was overhauled at Archerfield Airport, Australia.
On completion of the overhaul on August 19, a Certificate of Inspection was issued to carry out a test flight.

Probable Cause:

The cause of the accident was loss of control of the aircraft during take-off due to the reversed operation of the aileron control surfaces which was caused by the incorrect assembly of the aileron control cables.
Contributory causes of the accident were:
1. Carelessness on the part of the pilot in that he did not ensure that the flying controls were functioning correctly before commencing the take-off on this test flight; and
2. Faulty inspection on the part of [name] in that he failed to detect that the aileron cables were incorrectly assembled during the overhaul of the aircraft.


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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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