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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 19 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-232A
Operator:Australian National Airways - ANA
Registration: VH-ACB
C/n / msn: 2030
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:7 km (4.4 mls) N of Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney (unknown airport), NSW, Australia
Narrative:
Failed to gain height following engine failure after takeoff. A gear-up landing was carried out. Suspected carburettor problems.

Sources:
» aussieairliners.org
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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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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