ASN Aircraft accident Avro 642 Eighteen VH-UXD Salamaua
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic a642 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 642 Eighteen
Operator:Mandated Airines Ltd. - MAL
Registration: VH-UXD
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Salamaua (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
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.

Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

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


photo of Avro-642-Eighteen-VH-UXD
accident date: 21-01-1942
type: Avro 642 Eighteen
registration: VH-UXD
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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