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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154225
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Date:21-JAN-1942
Time:evening
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:Parers Air Transport Co
Registration: VH-ABQ
C/n / msn: 4024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wewak, East Sepik province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
To Misr Airwork Ltd, Cairo, Egypt with C of A 3633 issued 3.11.32. Registered SU-ABG 11.32 to Misr Airwork Ltd. Returned to Heston by 8.35.

Registered G-ADNF [C of R 6147] 13.8.35 to Charles T Berry, Hunstanton, Norfolk, and operated by Air Trips Ltd. C of A renewed 21.8.35.

Crashed on take-off Hunstanton 11.8.35 and badly damaged. Registration cancelled as sold 2.10.38 (and C of A renewed 1.10.38). Registered as VH-ABQ [C of R 731] 16.2.39 to Kevin Parer, t/a Wewak Air Transport, New Guinea. Renamed Parer's Air Transport Co 9.39.

Destroyed 21.1.42 whilst parked at Wewak, East Sepik Province, New Guinea. Some sources report that VH-ABQ was "Burnt at Wewak aerodrome to avoid falling into Japanese hands".

(E.W.Haines was an engineer working for Parerís Air Transport Company. His diary is held at Australian War Memorial. He describes the actions prior to he and others being ordered by the New Guinea Administration to evacuate Wewak on the evening of 25 January 1942 ahead of the Japanese invasion. VH-ABQ, spare parts and workshop gear were burnt before he departed. Wewak suffered its first air attack on 26th January.)

Registration VH-ABQ cancelled 11.3.42 due to "destruction of aircraft".

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ADNF.pdf
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
5. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh83/dh83.htm
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-A.html
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p040.html
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_SU-.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2013 07:33 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Mar-2013 12:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]
11-Jan-2018 16:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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