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Crash of an Avro 652 Anson in Pozieres

Date & Time: Dec 5, 1950
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-BKL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Brisbane – Glen Innes – Armidale
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft crashed at Zanatta's property located near Pozieres, in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland. The plane was en route from Eagle Farm Airport (Brisbane) to Armidale Airport via Glen Innes when one engine caught fire in flight, filling the cockpit with smoke. The airplane crashed on its belly and suffered considerable damage although the pilot and three passengers were uninjured.
Probable cause:
Engine fire in flight.