Crash of a De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou in Camden, Australia

Date & Time: Jul 4, 1986 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A4-264
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camden-Camden
MSN:
264
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
RAAF264
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a De Havilland DH.104 Dove 2B in Camden: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 1, 1954 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-DHD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camden - Camden
MSN:
04400
YOM:
1953
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local training flight to be familiarized on this aircraft that was registered on the Australian registry two days earlier. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the airplane crashed in a field and was destroyed. A pilot was killed while two other occupants were injured.
Crew:
Cpt T. H. Dalton, pilot,
Reginald C. Adsett, examiner, †
R. H. Jarvis, assistant to Mr. Adsett.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-5-DK in Camden

Date & Time: Mar 27, 1951
Registration:
VH-CAQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
12285
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Performing a flight on behalf of the Australian Civil Aviation Authority, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. The aircraft crash landed in a field located in Camden and came to rest in flames. There were no casualties but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Lockheed L-414-08 Hudson IVA in Camden: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 1, 1950 at 0057 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-SMK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Camden – Dubbo
MSN:
414-6043
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while climbing to a height of 150 feet, the aircraft nosed down first, dove into the ground and crashed in flames in a field. The aircraft was destroyed and both crew members were killed.
Crew:
Richard Cruicksbanks, pilot,
Robert Bruce Purvis, copilot.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined with certainty. However, it was stated that the total weight of the aircraft was above MTOW by 150 to 300 kilos at the time of the accident and that the right engine was not running at impact. These two facts were not considered as contributory factors. Despite the fact that the pilot was able to fly this kind of aircraft, he was not in possession of a valid license at the time of the accident.

Crash of a Martin B-26C-20-MO Marauder in Camden: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jan 20, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
41-35160
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Location:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
En route, the aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located 5 km south of Camden. All eight occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson IVA in Picton: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 26, 1943 at 1320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A16-152
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Camden - Camden
MSN:
414-6081
YOM:
1941
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
While on a training sortie from Camden, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie located in Picton, south of Camden. All five crew members were killed.
Crew (32nd Squadron):
F/Sgt S. K. Scott, pilot,
F/Sgt H. B. L. Johns, navigator,
Sgt B. C. J. Pearson, wireless operator,
Sgt G. D. Voyzey,
Sgt G. T. Lawson.

Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson IIIA near Dapto: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 1942 at 2125 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A16-173
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Camden - Camden
MSN:
414-6426
YOM:
1942
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
705
Circumstances:
The crew left Camden Airport at 1645LT on a maritime patrol flight off the Australian coast to locate enemy submarines. On the return leg, while cruising in low visibility due to the night, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of a mountain located some 3 miles west of Dapto. All four crew members were killed.
Crew (32nd Squadron):
Sgt Norman Baxter Clark, pilot,
F/Sgt Bernard James Hubbard, observer,
Sgt Joseph Hall Iredell, wireless operator and air gunner,
Sgt Geoffrey Alfred Rich, wireless operator and air gunner.

Crash of a Lockheed 9D Orion in Camden: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1931 at 1820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
NC12221
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Newark – Camden – Washington DC
MSN:
178
YOM:
1931
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
On final approach to Camden, pilot lost control of the aircraft that dove into the ground and crashed on a golf course. All five occupants were killed. First accident involving a Lockheed 9 Orion.