ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74162
Last updated: 24 April 2014
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Date:17-NOV-1953
Time:
Type:De Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:TAL - Territory Airlines Ltd
Registration: VH-UTY
C/n / msn: 4041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Myola, near Kokoda -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Port Moresby, PNG
Destination airport:Kokoda
Narrative:
Registered G-ACCA [C of R 4069] 24.1.33 to The Hon Brian E Lewis, t/a Brian Lewis & Co, Heston. C of A 3738 issued 2.2.33. Sold 7.33 and registered [C of R 4661] 27.9.33 to Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Portsmouth.

Damaged in aborted take-off from Portsmouth Airport 8.8.33; repaired. Registration cancelled 1.36 as sold. Registered in Australia as VH-UTY [C of R 531] 4.6.35 to George W Lewis, t/a Goldfields Airways, Kalgoorlie, WA.

Sold 18.10.40 and registered 21.10.40 to Guinea Airways Ltd, Adelaide. Registered 20.8.52 to Kingsford Smith Aviation Services Pty Ltd, Bankstown. Registered 2.9.52 to Papuan Air Transport, Port Moresby, PNG t/a TAL (Territory Airlines Ltd)

Crashed in swamp at Lake Myola, near Kokoda, New Guinea 17.11.53: Aircraft caught in down draft, stalled and spun into tall trees. Aircraft destroyed and pilot survived. Pilot was Frank Goossens WWII P-51 Mustang pilot.

Registration VH-UTY cancelled 20.2.54

Sources:
Balus Vol 1
www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p040.htm
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACCA.pdf
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/vhuty.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-May-2010 23:14 Petro Added
18-Mar-2013 20:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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