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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27157
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Registration: VH-UVN
MSN: 6106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles S of Broome, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Perth Jandakot (JAD/YPJT) Western Australia
Destination airport:
G-AEFX (c/no.6106): Registered 23.4.36 to W.S.Shackleton Ltd., London (based Hanworth). Registration cancelled 7.5.36 as "sold to Australia". Registered as VH-UVN on 10 July 1936.

VH-UVN was one of five D.H.84 Dragons operated by MacRobertson Miller Aviation from 1934 until the outbreak of WW II. VH-UVN was used by Horrie Miller and Geoff Gregory, aviation officer for the Vacuum Oil Co. to survey the north-west air route from Perth to Broome. Aircraft named "Dunbar Hooper II".

It was written off when it crashed 3 miles south of Broome, Western Australia on 7 January 1942. Aircraft caught fire and was bought out. All four persons on board (pilot and three passengers) escaped unhurt. Registration VH-UVN cancelled 19 January 1942



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
30-Dec-2011 07:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2014 23:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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