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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 15 November 1934
Time:05:47
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-USG
C/n / msn: 2311
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:nr Ilfracombe, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Longreach Airport, QLD (LRE/YLRE), Australia
Destination airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Narrative:
Crashed on delivery flight from England, owing to in-flight loss of control.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» Four Killed In Mail 'Plane Crash in Queensland. (1934, November 16). Advocate


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Distance from Longreach Airport, QLD to Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 986 km (616 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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