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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Datum:woensdag 24 mei 1961
Tijd:ca 04:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registratie: VH-TAA
Constructienummer: 43065
Bouwjaar: 1946
Aantal vlieguren:46006
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-D5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bulwer Island, QLD (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD, AustraliŽ
Vluchtnummer:1902
Beschrijving:
Trans Australia Airlines flight 1902 departed Melbourne, Australia at 22:54 hours on 23rd May 1961 on a domestic cargo flight to Brisbane. An intermediate stop was planned at Sydney. The DC-4 took off from Sydney at 02:29 hours, May 24.
At 04:25 hours VH-TAA called Brisbane tower and reported its position as being 30 miles from Brisbane. At 04:34 they reported the field in sight.
The DC-4 didn't arrive at Brisbane and was later found to have crashed on Bulwer Island in a tidal covered mangrove-covered mud flat.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident occurred during the pre-landing circuit when the captain tried to leave his seat under the influence of a disordered cardiac function and, in the course of so doing, collapsed across the engine control console in such a way as to bring all four throttle levers to the closed position depriving the first officer of the throttle movement necessary to avoid a crash-landing off the airport."



Foto's

photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
accident date: 24-05-1961
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: VH-TAA
photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-VH-TAA
 

Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW en Brisbane-Eagle Farm Airport, QLD bedraagt 751 km (469 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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