ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27146
Last updated: 9 March 2014
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Narrative:Flew into the sea In Trinity Bay 12 miles north of Cairns Airport, Queensland, between Buchan Point and Double Island, with the engine running. Inquest closed with no cause found for the crash. Widely thought that the pilot fell asleep. Deceased Dorothy May Shipke (15 years). Severe head injury & drowning. Survivors Fredrick Edmund Shipke (13 years) and Pilot Carleton Fletcher "Pat" Moore.
|Type:||de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth|
|Owner/operator:||North Queensland Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 2085|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||In Trinity Bay 12 miles N of Cairns Airport, Between Buchan Point & Do -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Cairns, Queensland|
Wreckage salvaged next day. Registration cancelled 19.1.37.
Microfilm of 1937 Cairns Post newspaper. Cairns Museum. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh80.pdf http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UPQ.html http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p020.htm http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_VH-U1.htm
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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