Accident Douglas DC-3C VH-INI, Monday 12 December 1960
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Date:Monday 12 December 1960
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas DC-3C
Owner/operator:Airlines of New South Wales
Registration: VH-INI
MSN: 12252
Year of manufacture:1943
Total airframe hrs:33027 hours
Engine model:Wright R-1820-G202A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:21 km E off South Head, Sydney, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Destination airport:Sydney-Kingsford Smith International Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Investigating agency: DCA Australia
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The DC-3C had departed Sydney for a pilot training flight, but failed to return. Some floating wreckage was found and recovered off Sydney.
It was determined that the aircraft did not carry out a controlled ditching, based on the pieces of wreckage that were recovered. Investigators also did not find any evidence of a fire or explosion.

CAUSE: "The cause of this accident has not been determined."

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: DCA Australia
Report number: Final report
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

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