ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71740
Last updated: 2 August 2014
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Date:21-OCT-1966
Time:
Type:de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover 2
Owner/operator:Air Melanesia
Registration: VP-PAD
C/n / msn: 5002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Tukosmera, Tanna, New Hebrides -   Vanuatu
Phase: En route
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tanna, New Hebrides (TAH/NVVW)
Destination airport:Futuna, New Hebrides (FTA/NVVF)
Narrative:
Crashed in gorge at Tanna Island, New Hebrides 21/10/1966. Disappeared on a flight from Tanna to Futuna. The wreck was located three days later by air search at the bottom of a gorge on the slopes of Mount Tukosmera on Tanna, completely demolished and burnt out. All 7 occupants were killed, including the airline's Chief Pilot, Australian Paul H. Burton

Sources:
1. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C13400605
2. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWVPP.htm
3. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1966/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dha-3-drover-in-vanuatu-8-killed/
4. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/drover/drover.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2010 11:58 TB50 Added
21-Jan-2010 21:27 TB Updated [Operator]
26-Oct-2012 10:50 TB Updated [Narrative]
26-Oct-2012 11:06 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2014 21:00 TB Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
24-Apr-2014 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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