Date & Time: Dec 11, 1957
Katherine – Darwin
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft turned to the right but failed to climb and after travelling some 8 miles was landed in an open field and overturned. All three occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probably the amount and distribution of load reduced the performance capacity such that the aircraft could not reach a safe maneuvering height.