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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206291
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:11-JUN-1949
Time:day
Type:De Havilland DH.94 Moth Minor
Owner/operator:Queensland Aerial Ambulance and Taxi Service Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-CBE
MSN: 94033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Traveston, near Gympie, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Archerfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Destination airport:Maryborough, Queensland
Narrative:
mid-1939: Built by De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd at Hatfield, England
11.05.39: Registered G-AFOO [C of R 9001] to the London Aero Club Ltd, Hatfield Aerodrome, Hatfield
17.07.39: First flight at Hatfield
20.07.39: British C of A 6633 issued
21.02.40: Change of ownership: De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot Aerodrome, Sydney. Total airframe time 65 hours.
00.01.40: Shipped to Australia
17.01.40: Newspaper photo of Moth Minors under assembly at Mascot by De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd shows G-AFOO fuselage on trestles, painted in a light colour with pin striping.
00.02.40: Registration VR-SBI reserved for export to Royal Singapore Flying Club. Sale feel through, aircraft stored at Mascot, Sydney, NSW
13.02.45: De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Sydney wrote to Department of Civil Aviation advising that they wish to recondition a DH.94 imported from England in 1940 and which they have had in storage ever since. It has registration markings G-AFOO. It will be used by the firm's test pilots for transport to various RAAF stations
21.03.45: DCA allocated registration VH-AEE
03.08.45: Registered VH-AEE
03.08.45: C of A issued at Mascot, Sydney, NSW
23.08.46:Change of ownership: Queensland Aerial Ambulance and Taxi Service Pty Ltd, Archerfield Aerodrome, Brisbane, Queensland
26.11.48: DCA advised QAATS that VH-AEE was now a prohibited registration due conflict with international callsigns, and registration was to be changed to VH-CBE
00.12.48: Aircraft repainted VH-CBE during C of A renewal overhaul
19.01.49: Civil Register date for re-registration to VH-CBE
11.06.49: Crashed in forced landing, Traveston, Queensld. Crashed on a tennis court while making a forced landing in a farm paddock due engine failure at Traveston, near Gympie, Queensland. Aircraft was en route Archerfield to Maryborough. Pilot Allen D. Berg and his passenger received minor injuries.
12.06.49: Wreck arrived by road at Archerfield from Traveston. Wreck stripped for parts then burnt
20.07.49: Struck-off Register

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFOO.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh94/dh94mothminor.htm
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p940.html
6. https://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austa/VH-AEE.html


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17-Feb-2018 21:10 Dr. John Smith Added

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