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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154239
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:20-MAR-1945
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:2 AAU RAAF
Registration: A41-4
C/n / msn: 4048
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Miles, near Dulacca, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Archerfield, Queensland
Destination airport:Dulacca, Queensland
Narrative:
Registered G-ACCU [C of R 4088] 13.2.33 to John C Sword; operated by Midland & Scottish Air Ferries Ltd, Renfrew. C of A 3761 issued 3.3.33. Company ceased trading 9.34 and aircraft sold to dealer in "South". C of A lapsed 4.4.35. Registration cancelled 12.36 as sold abroad.

Bought 2.2.37 and registered in Australia as VH-UZC [C of R 628] 23.3.37 to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Archerfield. Registration cancelled 23.8.43. Impressed into military service with the RAAF as A41-4 on 27.7.43.

To 3 Aircraft Depot Archerfield 8.8.43 and converted to air ambulance. To 2 AAU Archerfield 13.9.43. Hit wires during forced landing Miles, near Dulacca, Queensland 20.3.45. Wreck to 3 CRD Amberley 27.3.45 and Struck off charge 31.5.45.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACCU.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A4.htmll
4. https://www.airforce.gov.au/raafmuseum/research/aircraft/series2/A41.htm_
5. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UZC.html
6. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a41.shtml
7. http://ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2013 10:36 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Dec-2017 01:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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