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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162967
Last updated: 21 September 2019
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Date:21-FEB-1932
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AVIN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 594 Avian IV
Owner/operator:J.A.Kerr
Registration: VH-UJZ
C/n / msn: R3/CN/202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Geelong Road, near Footscray, Brooklyn, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Avro 594 Avian IV: C of A 1708 issued 29.11.28 to Edgar Percival. Registered G-AUJZ [C of R 252] 24.1.29 to Edgar W Percival, Sydney. Re-registered as VH-UJZ 2.10.29 to Western Aero Club Ltd, Bathurst, NSW. Re-registered 6.6.30 to W.J. Hickey & J.A. Kerr, Sydney, NSW. Re-registered 26.3.31 to J.A. Kerr, Sydney.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when hit power lines and crashed at Brooklyn, Victoria, 21.2.32. A press report in the Melbourne Argus of 22.2.32 stated: "Flt.Lt C.T.P.Ulm and J.A.Kerr were seriously injured when their 'plane hit transmission wires on the Geelong Rd near Footscray* yesterday"

Registration VH-UJZ cancelled 30.4.32.

(*Footscray is a suburb 5 km west of Melbourne, Australia. Its local government area is the City of Maribyrnong, at approximate co-ordinates: 37.798S 144.899E)

Sources:

1. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UJZ.html
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
4. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Feb32.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Footscray,_Victoria


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2014 11:43 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jan-2014 02:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]
03-Jan-2014 02:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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