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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 October 1935
Time:ca 09:55
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Operator:Holyman's Airways
Registration: VH-URT
C/n / msn: 2312
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) off Flinders Island [Bass Strait] (   Australia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Melbourne (unknown airport), VIC, Australia
Destination airport:Flinders Island Airport, TAS (FLS/YFLI), Australia
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea during a flight from Melbourne to Launceston, Tasmania via Flinders Island.

Sources:
» De Havilland full production list
» PLANE LOST. (1935, October 3). Albany Advertiser


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