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An Aviation Disaster in Australia

Even though air travel is considered to be one of the safest modes of transportation on the planet, accidents that result in the loss of life do occasionally happen. Just like any other modern nation, Australia has had its share of Aviation disasters. One of which was:



Trans Australia Airline Flight 538

On June 10, 1960, a Fokker friendship passenger aircraft operated by Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) crashed into the sea on its approach to Mackay, Queensland during a night approach to land. As all 29 passengers and crew onboard were killed, it was Australia