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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 1942
Type:Avro 642 Eighteen
Operator:Mandated Airines Ltd. - MAL
Registration: VH-UXD
C/n / msn: 642
First flight: 1934
Engines: 2 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVD
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Salamaua (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
An Avro 642 Eighteen, VH-UXD, was destroyed on the ground at Salamaua, Papua New Guinea, during a strafing attack by Japanese aircraft during the first Japanese attack against New Guinea.

Sources:
» Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea / Peter J. Dean


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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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