Accident de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth VH-UQL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27154
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Date:Wednesday 27 August 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Airlines of Australia
Registration: VH-UQL
MSN: 2088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Coen, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Thursday Island, Queensland
Destination airport:Cairns, Queensland
c/no. 2088 To DH Australia in unerected form. Assembled and flown 23.6.32. Registered VH-UQL [C of R 447] 24.6.32 to Harry F. Broadbent, Coogee, NSW; named "Dabs II". Registraion suspended 23.9.32; restored 24.3.33. Registered 2.11.33 to JWF Collins, Beaudesert, Queensland. Registered 11.1.35 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot. Registered 1.4.35 to Beverley GM Shepherd, Darling Point, NSW [but based at Mascot]. Registered 24.4.36 to Thomas H McDonald & William D Lehfeldt t/a North Queensland Airways, Cairns, Queensland. Registered early 1937 to North Queensland Airways Pty Ltd, Cairns. Fitted with Gipsy Major 7.37. Registered 19.12.38 to Airlines of Australia Ltd, Cairns.

Port wing broke in mid-air and aircraft destroyed in crash at Coen, Queensland 27.8.41 en route Thursday Island to Cairns; pilot Frank Cohen, passengers Charles Hardy and Lt Col TR Miller killed.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2013 15:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Feb-2013 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
23-Feb-2013 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time]
08-Jun-2022 05:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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