Date & Time: May 6, 1948 at 1321 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Daly Waters – Alice Springs
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Crashed one minute after its takeoff from Daly Waters while performing a delivery flight to Alice Springs with two crew and two ladies as passengers on board. After takeoff, during the initial climb, while at an altitude of 150 feet, both engines failed simultaneously. The captain elected to make an emergency landing in a prairie but at the last moment, the left engine regained power. The aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. All four occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Double engine failure.