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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27222
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Australian National Airways
Registration: VH-UXZ
MSN: 6365
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marriott Reef, off Tanners Bay near Flinders Island, Bass Strait. -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pat's River Aerodrome, Flinders Island
Destination airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MED/YMEB)
C of A 5964 issued 1.7.37. Shipped to Australia, erected and test flown at Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria 11.9.37. Registered VH-UXZ [C of R 662] 15.9.37 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Marika"

Written off 29.5.42 when crashed into the sea at Tanners Bay, Flinders Island, Tasmania. Aircraft was attempting to land on one engine after returning to Flinders Island following an engine failure after departing for Melbourne. Struck the sea at Marriott Reef off Tanners Bay. All four persons on board were killed:

Captain Weston, Charles R G, ANA (Pilot)
Mr Selse, Harry (Passenger)
L/AC Leaman, Henry David (passenger)
Pte Giblin, Robert Gerald, ACMF V18572 (Passenger)

Wreck less engines was salvaged from sea by ANA. On 30.6.42: Struck-off Register

NOTE:To slightly confuse matters there is a DH.89A flying in Australia (and has been since 28.3.2014) marked as "VH-UXZ". This is not, of course, the above aircraft, but a replica based on a long term (31 years!) rebuild of a DH.89 that is mostly derived from the former RAF NR713, latterly G-AJSL.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jul-2011 17:04 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
25-Jan-2012 00:07 Phyl Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Mar-2014 03:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2014 03:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
20-Feb-2019 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 17:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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