Disaster in the Dandenongs

Disaster in the Dandenongs

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9780980468649
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Macarthur Job OAM

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The KYEEMA Airliner tragedy.

On October 1938. Australia’s worst pre-war aviation disaster occurred on the western face of Mount Dandenong.  The Douglas DC-2 Kyeema, operated by Australian National Airways, was en-route from Adelaide to Melbourne when it overshot Essendon Airport by 20 miles. Descending in thick cloud, it crashed into M...

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The KYEEMA Airliner tragedy.

On October 1938. Australia’s worst pre-war aviation disaster occurred on the western face of Mount Dandenong.  The Douglas DC-2 Kyeema, operated by Australian National Airways, was en-route from Adelaide to Melbourne when it overshot Essendon Airport by 20 miles. Descending in thick cloud, it crashed into Mount Dandenong, killing all 18 ocupants.

The subsequent inquiry found that an inadequate radio system and gross navigational errors by the experience crew caused the disaster. The findings triggered the beginning of the air traffic control as we know it now, and the founding of the Department of Civil Aviation.

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