Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 14 February 1942
Type:Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
Operator:W.R. Carpenter
Registration: VH-ADS
C/n / msn: 1431
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS) (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australia
Destination airport:Wau Airport (WUG), Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Crashed into mangrove swamps in bad weather after takeoff for Wau to uplift evacuees.

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Distance from Cairns Airport, QLD to Wau Airport as the crow flies is 1063 km (665 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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