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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 10 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short S.25 Sandringham 4
Operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-EBW
C/n / msn: SH.30C
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Vila (   Vanuatu)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Whilst taxiing for take-off the aircraft struck coral in the harbour puncturing the hull in several places. Reportedly this was caused by an evasive manoeuvre in response to a powered canoe that crossed its path.
The aircraft was stripped of parts and scuttled near the harbour.

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Sources:
» Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving Web Site
» aussieairliners.org


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