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Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:Sunday 24 June 1945
Time:10:30
Type:de Havilland DH.86A Express
Operator:MacRobertson Miller Airlines
Registration: VH-USF
C/n / msn: 2310
First flight: 1934
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Geraldton Airport, WA (GET) (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Geraldton Airport, WA (GET/YGEL), Australia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DH-86 had arrived at Geraldton Airport, WA (GET) after a flight from Perth. It departed for the next leg on the domestic service, but returned to the airport shortly after takeoff. The airplane reportedly stalled and crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Canberra Times Tuesday 26 June 1945
» Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Monday 25 June 1945


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