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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Friday 19 October 1934
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Holyman's Airways
Registration: VH-URN
C/n / msn: 2301
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Wilsons Promontory [Bass Strait] (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Launceston Airport, TAS (LST/YMLT), Australia
Destination airport:Melbourne (unknown airport), VIC, Australia
Narrative:
A de Havilland DH.86 Express passenger plane, named "Miss Hobart" disappeared over Bass Strait during a flight from Launceston, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
Captain V. Holyman, one of the co-founders of the airline, was among the missing.
The next day patches of oil were discovered some 10 miles off Wilsons Promontory.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» LOST 'PLANE. (1934, October 22). The Sydney Morning Herald


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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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