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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Sunday 1 January 1950
Time:ca. 01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 414-08 Hudson IVA
Operator:John Fairfax & Sons
Registration: VH-SMK
C/n / msn: 6043
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Camden Airport, NSW (CDU) (   Australia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Camden Airport, NSW (CDU/YSCN), Australia
Destination airport:Dubbo Airport, NSW (DBO/YSDU), Australia
Crashed and burned after takeoff. The airplane carried supplies of The Sunday Herald newspaper.

» The Sydney Morning Herald - 2 Jan 1950


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Distance from Camden Airport, NSW to Dubbo Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 282 km (176 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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