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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154265
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1938
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Owner/operator:Quantas
Registration: VH-USL
C/n / msn: 4096
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winton, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Winton, Queensland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
To DH Australia with C of A 4560 issued 2.11.34. Registered VH-USL [C of R 500] 28.12.34 to Arnheim Land Gold Development Co, Darwin. Re-registered 28.6.35 to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Archerfield.

Damaged beyond repair when torn from moorings in dust storm at Winton, Queensland 1.1.38. Aircraft was tied down on the aerodrome when torn away by a violent dust storm and blown a considerable distance, where it ended up upside down with most airframe woodwork smashed. The wreckage was stored in the town waiting instructions from Qantas head office. Registration cancelled 31.1.38.

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh83.pdf
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-USL.html
3. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh83/dh83.htm
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=20


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2013 16:47 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2014 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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