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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27154
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Date:27-AUG-1941
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Airlines of Australia
Registration: VH-UQL
C/n / msn: 2088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coen, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Thursday Island, Queensland
Destination airport:Cairns, Queensland
Narrative:
c/no. 2088 To DH Australia in unerected form. Assembled and flown 23.6.32. Registered VH-UQL [C of R 447] 24.6.32 to Harry F. Broadbent, Coogee, NSW; named "Dabs II". Registraion suspended 23.9.32; restored 24.3.33. Registered 2.11.33 to JWF Collins, Beaudesert, Queensland. Registered 11.1.35 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot. Registered 1.4.35 to Beverley GM Shepherd, Darling Point, NSW [but based at Mascot]. Registered 24.4.36 to Thomas H McDonald & William D Lehfeldt t/a North Queensland Airways, Cairns, Queensland. Registered early 1937 to North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, Cairns. Fitted with Gipsy Major 7.37. Registered 19.12.38 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Cairns.

Port wing broke in mid-air and aircraft destroyed in crash at Coen, Queensland 27.8.41 en route Thursday Island to Cairns; pilot Frank Cohen, passengers Charles Hardy and Lt Col TR Miller killed.

Sources:

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UQL.html
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p020.htm
http://www.aussieairliners.org/crewlists/airaustralia.html
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday_Island,_Queensland


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2013 15:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Feb-2013 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
23-Feb-2013 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time]

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