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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 20 February 1942
Time:08:30
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-USE
C/n / msn: 2309
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) ENE of Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (YBAF), Australia
Destination airport:Mount Isa Airport, QLD (ISA/YBMA), Australia
Narrative:
A de Havilland DH.86 Express passenger plane crashed on the slope of Mount Petrie, killing all nine aboard. The flight had taken off from Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD on a flight to Mount Isa.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» NINE LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH. (1942, February 26). The Central Queensland Herald


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Distance from Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD to Mount Isa Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 1566 km (979 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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