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Viscount emergency at Sydney airport



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PRESS STz ENE T EL T E E E MINISTER FOR CIVTT, AVIATION (Ma. SWARTZ )

VISCOUNT EE ?1E li1CY AT SYDNEI AIRPORT

The Department of Civil Aviation has begun an investigation

into the cause of the T.A.A. Viscount accident at Sydney airport

today.

This was stated by the Minister for Civil Aviation

(Mr. Swartz) .

Mr. Swartz commended the crew on their efficient handling

of the emergency.

Their actions were a tribute to the high standard of aircrew

training in Australia --- standards which had helped keep Australia

among the leaders in air safety in the world.

Mr. Swartz also praised the efficiency with which emergency

services had answered the alarm from the airport.

CANBERRA 10th OCTOBER 1963.