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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62398
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:30-OCT-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:Mandated Airlines Ltd
Registration: VH-UQP
C/n / msn: 4020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Black Cat Trail, Bitoi Valley -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Wau, Morobe Province, New Guinea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Built by De Havilland at Hatfeld 1932. To DH Australia with C of A 3623 issued 20.10.32. Registered VH-UQP [C of R 452] 9.12.32 to W R Carpenter & Co Ltd, Salamaua, New Guinea; named "Jacqueline"; delivered 14.1.33. Change of name 9.36 to Mandated Airlines Ltd [and re-registered to them 16.10.36].

Crashed near Golden Ridges, New Guinea 15.3.40; pilot, Brian Carpenter injured; salvaged and rebuilt. Crashed for the second and final time, Bitoi Valley, New Guinea 30.10.41 [pilot Fred T. Bryce] and, this time, damaged beyond economical repair, being written off. Registration VH-UQP cancelled 17.11.41 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UQP.html
3. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh83/dh83.htm
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U1.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=20
6. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/papua-new-guinea/black-cat-trail


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Mar-2013 01:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Mar-2013 01:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-May-2014 03:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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