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Date:18-SEP-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Eastern Air Transport Ltd
Registration: VH-AUH
C/n / msn: 245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea off Ettalong Beach, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Mascot, Sydney, NSW
Destination airport:Ettalong Beach, NSW
Narrative:
C/no. 245: DH.60 [Cirrus I] to Controller of Civil Aviation, Australia with C of A 979 issued 11.5.26. Registered as G-AUAH [C of R 137] 12.8.26 to Civil Aviation Branch, Dept of Defence, and issued 14.8.26 to Australian Aero Club (NSW Section), Mascot. Crashed at Maroubra Junction, NSW 22.3.30; registration cancelled 24.3.30. Rebuilt with Gipsy I engine and re-registered as VH-UAH 20.9.30 to same owner. Crashed Mascot 18.3.31; withdrawn from use and registration cancelled 19.9.31.

Rebuilt by Tugan Aircraft Ltd with parts from VH-UAE (c/n 192) and registration restored 13.2.34 to Kingsford-Smith Air Service Ltd, Mascot; operated by Eastern Air Transport Ltd. Crashed at Boston Park, near Mascot, NSW 23.10.34; registration cancelled 12.2.35. Repaired/rebuilt and registration restored 4.3.35 to same owner.

Crashed on landing Mascot, NSW 19.3.37; repaired again. Converted to floatplane from May to September 1939 (using floats taken from VH-UJI c/no. 983). Crashed into sea off Ettalong Beach, NSW 18.9.41 (fifth time that this aircraft crashed). Registration cancelled 13.11.41.

Wreck salvaged and sold to Victor Burgess, Buccaneer Bay, Sydney 20.7.42; registered to him 30.9.42 for intended rebuild with parts from VH-UAK (c/n 242). Rebuild not progressed/abandoned and registration VH-AUH formally cancelled 30.1.46 at post-war census.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUAH.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-off-ettalong-beach/]
5. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2014 16:59 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2017 19:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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