ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140529
Last updated: 22 October 2014
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Date:20-JUN-1941
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:1 AOS RAAF
Registration: A33-2
C/n / msn: 6318
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 ml NW of Cootamundra , NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Cootamundra, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no.6318: CofA 5323 issued 7.2.36. Assembled and test-flown Parafield 7.4.36. Registered VH-UVI [CofR 577] 15.4.36 to Adelaide Airways Ltd, Parafield. Airline taken over 1.11.36 and re-registered 25.11.36 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Moogana". Re-registered 8.8.39 to Guinea Airways Ltd, Adelaide; named "Bulolo". Registration cancelled 17.7.40.

Impressed into RAAF as A33-2 and to 1 EFTS Parafield 12.7.40. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 18.10.40.

Crashed into trees following engine failure on take off 1 mile NW of Cootamundra 20.6.41; pilot Flying Officer Adrian killed, 4 passengers injured. Struck off charge 30.7.41.

Sources:
http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf
http://www.adf-serials.com/2a33.shtml
http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Jun41.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2011 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Apr-2013 08:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
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