Date: April 18, 1948
Time: 0920
Location: Territory of New Guinea
Operator: New Guinea Air Traders
Flight #: ?
Route: Lae - Bulolo
AC Type: Lockheed Hudson IIIA
Registration: VH-ALA
cn / ln: 4146460
Aboard: 37   (passengers:33  crew:4)
Fatalities: 37   (passengers:33  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft climbed to 500 ft. when its left engine failed, whereupon the plane plunged nose first into the ground on an island on the Markham River. Poor technique by the pilot during an emergency situation.

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