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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Collard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   Was Trans-Australia Airlines flight 516 delayed in Adelaide on the night of Friday, 28th August 1970; if so, for how long.

(2)   Were any passengers on flight 516 transferred to flight 522.

(3)   If so, how many were transferred.

(4)   If no passengers were transferred, why not.

(5)   Was flight 522 fully booked at the time it was first established that the aircraft scheduled for flight 516 was unserviceable.

(6)   If not at what time were bookings completed for flight 522.

Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Flight 516 was unable to depart Adelaide on 28th August because of instrument trouble and an unserviceable trim brake.

(2)   Yes, all passengers from flight 516 were accommodated on either flight 522 or flight 592.

(3)   and (4) Fifty-six passengers were transferred to flight 522, and 49 to flight 592.

(5)   No. At the time when it became known that flight 516 was unserviceable there were approximately 50 passengers booked on the AdelaidePerth stage of flight 522.

(6)   Flight 522 became fully booked at Adelaide when 56 passengers were re-booked on this flight from flight 516 which became unserviceable at Adelaide at about 9.30 p.m.

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