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Last updated: 29 September 2021
Date:Thursday 16 October 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Australian National Airways - ANA
Registration: VH-AND
MSN: 42950
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC (MEB/YMEN), Australia
Destination airport:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), Australia
Undershot the runway on landing. The aircraft was reported damaged beyond repair by many sources, but after a very careful assessment, repair was carried out in the Australian National Airlines main hangar at Mascot by fitting a complete new wing centre section and new landing gear. The engines were not damaged and were refitted. The rebuild was relatively long and complicated but completed by an expert team of engineers from both Sydney and Melbourne. The aircraft flew again successfully for some years.


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Distance from Melbourne-Essendon Airport, VIC to Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW as the crow flies is 703 km (439 miles).

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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