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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18386
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:09-FEB-1955
Time:
Type:Auster J/5B Autocar
Owner/operator:North Australian Aviation Services
Registration: VH-ASD
MSN: 2936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Quamby, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Normanton, Queensland
Destination airport:Cloncurry, Queensland
Narrative:
Hit a tree whilst flying between Normanton and Cloncurry. Apparently the aircraft had been forced down in a violent storm. The pilot walked for some 20 km out of the bush to get help for his injured passenger.

Such was the remoteness of the crash location that the wreckage was photographed as being still present at the crash site in November 2002

Sources:

1. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/aussiemodellerinternational/auster-j5b-autocar-x-2-t13077.html
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austa2/VH-ASD(2).html
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2832


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Nov-2012 16:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Nov-2012 16:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
24-Mar-2014 02:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2021 19:23 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]

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