MacRobertson Miller Airlines Flight 1750

MacRobertson Miller Airlines Flight 1750Tuesday December 31, 1968
Last radio contact from the aircraft was at 11:34 local 30 DME south of Port Hedland in moderate turbulence. The aircraft was seen descending rapidly. Wreckage was found 28 miles south of Port Hedland. The accident was caused by a crack originating at a bolt hole in the wing spar. Also, it was found that someone had carried out an incorrect procedure on the spar, by forcing an oversize bush into the housing of the lower spar boom, resulting in damage which exacerbated the spread of the hairline fracture.

Crash Details

DateTuesday December 31, 1968
LocationPort Hedland, WA, Australia
Passengers21
Crew5
Fatalities26
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeVickers Viscount 720
OperatorMacRobertson Miller Airlines
RegistrationVH-RMQ
Flight OriginPerth
Flight Destination Port Hedland
Port Hedland, WA, Australia
MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Vickers Viscount 720
1968