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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28526
Last updated: 10 December 2018
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Date:19-FEB-1937
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stinson Model A
Owner/operator:Airlines of Australia
Registration: VH-UHH
C/n / msn: 9126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:McPherson Ranges, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Archerfield, QLD (13:00)
Destination airport:Lismore, NSW
Narrative:
"City of Brisbane" crashed in violent weather onto a high rugged mountain crest right on the Queensland-New South Wales border 40 minutes after take-off from Archerfield, Brisbane. Three men survived the crash. One (James Westray) subsequently perished as he attempted to reach civilisation and get help after falling down a ravine, sustaining fatal injuries. The two survivors (John Proud, Joseph Binstead) were rescued nine days later (March 1, 1937) by a bushman by the name of Bernard O'Reilly.

A plaque has been erected at the crash site. Only a small portion of the original wreck remains today, 10 km south from the O'Reilly's guesthouse. Pilot Capt Rex Boyden, co-pilot Beverley Shepherd, passengers R Graham and W Fountain died.

Sources:

1. http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/fsa/2007/apr/36-38.pdf
2. http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Other/QueenslandHistory/THESTORYOFTHESTINSONWRECK.htm
3. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/5383764
4. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/5383865


Images:


VH-UHH Late 1936 at Mascot

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Mar-2009 03:53 Bernie Updated
22-Aug-2010 13:31 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2010 13:59 TB Updated [Time, Narrative]
22-Aug-2010 14:37 TB Updated [Narrative]
02-Apr-2011 03:11 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2014 07:08 Stubbsanator Updated [Narrative]
06-Apr-2014 20:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2014 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 17:38 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2018 11:54 Bruce Dianne Robinso Updated [Photo, ]

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