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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74140
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Registration: VH-URI
MSN: 4084
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boana, Papua New Guinea -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Boana, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Goroka, Papua New Guinea
To DH Australia with CofA 4117 issued 15.12.33. Registered VH-URI [CofR 473] 22.2.34 to QANTAS Ltd, Brisbane. Sold 10.12.34 and registered 22.1.35 to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Archerfield.

Crashed on take-off Wandoola, 8.1.36; repaired. Forced landed and ran into ditch at Mitchell River 27.2.39; repaired. Undercarriage collapsed on take-off Wandoola, 23.1.46; repaired.

Badly damaged when overran strip on take-off Boana, NG 24.11.50; repaired. Registered 30.4.52 to N.R. Wilde, Wau, Papua New Guinea. Re-registered 26.6.58 to J.K. Gray, Goroka, New Guinea.

Crashed on take off from Boana, Papua New Guinea (at an unspecified date in October/November(?) 1958) and registration cancelled 13.11.58

NOTE: Date of 13.11.58 is the date that the registration VH-URI was cancelled, and not necessarily the same date that the accident took place.




Photo of VH-URI courtesy

Brisbane - International (YBBN / BNE)
1947; (c) Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)

Revision history:

30-Apr-2010 22:37 Petro Added
11-Dec-2011 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2011 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Nature, Narrative]
08-May-2014 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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