Date & Time: Aug 15, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-414 Hudson
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Darwin - Dawrin
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a training flight for the 13th Squadron. After simulating an aerial attack, the pilot made a high sink rate descent. Approaching the ground, he pulled up the control column but aircraft hit the ground with its left wing. The left engine was teared off and the pilot regain control for few seconds before the aircraft eventually crashed into the sea, some 250 metres off shore. All four occupants were killed.
Poor judgment on part of the pilot who did not evaluate correctly the distance with the ground while simulating an attack.