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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18385
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:29-MAY-1959
Time:
Type:Auster J/5B Autocar
Owner/operator:Bush Pilots Airways Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-BPC
MSN: 3154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Greenvale Station, west of Ingham, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Greenvale Station, Queensland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 29/5/1959: Pilot Len Holland and two Swiss visitors were killed in Auster VH-BPC when it crashed at Greenvale Station west of Ingham, Queensland. Crash caused by engine failure arising from the ingestion of a cowl fastener soon after take-off.

Sources:

1. http://www.bushies.net/RHE/Bushies%20Book.pdf
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austb/VH-BPC.html
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=3049
4. https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/342921-old-aviation-safety-digests-versus-flight-safety-australia-vive-la-difference-4.html#post6028456


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Mar-2014 03:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Mar-2014 03:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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