Date: September 22, 1966
Time: 13:03
Location: Winton, Australia
Operator: Ansett ANA
Flight #: 149
Route: Mount Isa - Longreach
AC Type: Vickers Viscount 832
Registration: VH-RMI
cn / ln: 416
Aboard: 24   (passengers:20  crew:4)
Fatalities: 24   (passengers:20  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: About 150 miles from Longreach, fire was reported in No. 1 and 2 engines. While the plane was making an emergency descent, the left wing broke away due to weakening by the fire. After failure of the wing, the plane broke up in mid-air and crashed. Loosened bolts led to the loss of the oil lubricating unit causing the bearings to heat and catching the engines on fire. Subsequently, a locking mechanism was installed on the bolts to prevent any future accidents of this kind.

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