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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:Thursday 7 April 1949
Type:Avro 691 Lancastrian C.1
Registration: VH-EAS
MSN: 1184
First flight:
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO) (   Australia)
Crash site elevation: 285 m (935 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australia
Destination airport:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australia
The four-engine Lancastrian plane was destroyed by fire during a landing accident at Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO). The airplane was engaged in a training flight, with the crew members practicing takeoffs and landings. At the time of the accident the pilot carried out a flapless landing. It failed to stop on the runway so the pilot attempted a ground loop in the south-east corner of the airfield. The left hand wheel gave way, causing the left wing to contact the ground. The wing broke, causing spilled fuel to ignite. The fire destroyed the aircraft.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot carried out a flapless landing under unsuitable meteorological and wind conditions."

Runway excursion

» The Canberra Times (8 April 1949)


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