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Date:19-FEB-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Roy M Edwards
Registration: VH-UPN
C/n / msn: 2023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Parap Airfield, Darwin, NT -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Parap Airfield, Darwin, NT
Destination airport:
Narrative:
To DH Australia with CofA 2720 issued 10.9.30. Regd VH-UPN [C of R 411] 11.11.30 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney, NSW; used as demonstrator, following grant of local C of A 21.11.30.

Damaged in ground loop on landing on Gerringong Beach 4.4.31; repaired. Registration suspended 23.9.32 and restored 17.2.33. Sold 2.5.33 to and registered 30.8.33 to C Arthur Butler, Mascot (later Cootamundra). Re-registered 28.8.35 to Robert C Godsall, Bellvue Hill, Sydney, NSW; named "Skylark". Re-registered 10.8.40 to Roy M Edwards, Darwin. C of A lapsed 30.9.41 and aircraft stored at Parap Airfield, Darwin.

Destroyed by Japanese bombing of the Guinea Airways hangar at Parap Airfield, Darwin 19.2.42. Bombs landed on and outside the hangar, which collapsed on VH-UPN. The hangar, and the aircraft within, were destroyed by fires started by incendiary bombs. Registration cancelled 19.5.42 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p020.htm
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UPN.html
3. http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267086.pdf
4. https://email.ipage.com/index.php/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
5. http://www.warbirdsdirectory.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh80/dh80.htm

De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth VH-UPN in field

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Feb-2013 17:40 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Jan-2014 10:21 TB Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-May-2014 01:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-May-2014 01:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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