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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74140
Last updated: 22 March 2020
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Date:13-NOV-1958
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:J.K.Gray
Registration: VH-URI
C/n / msn: 4084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boana, Papua New Guinea -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Boana, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
To DH Australia with CofA 4117 issued 15.12.33. Registered VH-URI [CofR 473] 22.2.34 to QANTAS Ltd, Brisbane. Sold 10.12.34 and registered 22.1.35 to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Archerfield.

Crashed on take-off Wandoola, 8.1.36; repaired. Forced landed and ran into ditch at Mitchell River 27.2.39; repaired. Undercarriage collapsed on take-off Wandoola, 23.1.46; repaired.

Badly damaged when overran strip on take-off Boana, NG 24.11.50; repaired. Registered 30.4.52 to N.R. Wilde, Wau, Papua New Guinea. Re-registered 26.6.58 to J.K. Gray, Goroka, New Guinea.

Crashed on take off from Boana, Papua New Guinea (at an unspecified date in October/November(?) 1958) and registration cancelled 13.11.58

NOTE: Date of 13.11.58 is the date that the registration VH-URI was cancelled, and not necessarily the same date that the accident took place.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-URI.html
3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-149680999/view
4. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh83/dh83.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U1.html
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=20


Images:

Photo of VH-URI courtesy AirHistory.net


Brisbane (YBBN / BNE)
1947; (c) Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Apr-2010 22:37 Petro Added
11-Dec-2011 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2011 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Nature, Narrative]
08-May-2014 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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