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Last updated: 17 July 2019
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Date:Sunday 19 April 1931
Type:de Havilland DH.66 Hercules
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-EBMW
C/n / msn: 236
First flight: 1926
Engines: 3 Bristol Jupiter VI
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) from Kupang (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Surabaya Airport (SUB/WARR), Indonesia
Destination airport:Kupang-El Tari Airport (KOE/WATT), Indonesia
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair in a forced landing following fuel starvation.
The airplane operated on a trial mail flight from India to Melbourne with en route stops at Semarang, Soerabaja and Kupang.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1931 / H. Dekker
» De Tijd 19-04-1931


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Distance from Surabaya Airport to Kupang-El Tari Airport as the crow flies is 1230 km (769 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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