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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62579
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:05-MAR-1938
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:Guinea Airways Ltd
Registration: VH-UQS
C/n / msn: 4019
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Surprise Creek (Wai Ungu) -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Surprise Creek, PNG
Destination airport:Port Morseby, PNG
Narrative:
Built by De Havilland at Hatfield 1932. To DH Australia with C of A 3672 issued 24.11.32. Registered VH-UQS [C of R 457] 21.3.33 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot. Sold 31.10.33 and registered 6.11.33 to Guinea Airways Ltd, Salamaua, NG [delivered to Port Moresby 9.11.33 by sea on the SS Montoro, along with VH-UQR].

Damaged when overturned at Wau 3.34; repaired. Crashed at Sandy Creek 14.10.35. Registration cancelled 5.11.35. Registration restored 11.37 to same owner. Written off when crashed near Surprise Creek,(Wai Ungu) New Guinea 5.3.38 and destroyed by fire [pilot E W Ditton].

Registration VH-UQS cancelled 12.3.38.

Sources:

http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p040.htm
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_VH-U1.htm
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UQS.html
http://travelingluck.com/Oceania/Papua%20New%20Guinea/Western/_2086108_Surprise%20Creek.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Mar-2013 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Mar-2013 06:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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