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Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Date:24-DEC-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Charles N K Bell
Registration: VH-AUR
C/n / msn: 366
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Brockman, 45 km S of Oenpelli, Northern Territories -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Darwin, Northern Territories
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DH.60 [Cirrus I] sold to Commonwealth of Australia without C of A. Registered as G-AUAR [C of R 199] 12.4.28 to Dept of Defence, Civil Aviation Branch and operated by Aero Club of South Australia, Parafield. Re-registered VH-UAR before 24.5.29. (Photographed at Parafield 24.5.29 marked as VH-UAR)

Damaged in forced landing near Parafield, SA 26.10.30; rebuilt with Cirrus II. Crashed into fence after take-off at Parafield, SA 23.7.33; C of A suspended 2.8.33. Registration cancelled 11.4.34 as "withdrawn from use". Registration restored 1.11.34 to same owner, presumably after repairs/ rebuild. Re-registered 8.9.37 to Royal Aero Club of South Australia, Parafield. Sold on and re-registered 16.12.40 to Charles N K Bell, Darwin, NT.

Written off when crashed into Mount Brockman, 45 km south of Oenpelli, Northern Territories 24.12.40, whilst on a "Christmas Supplies" delivery mission to the Oenpelli Mission in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Pilot/owner Charles N K Bell badly injured. Registration cancelled 26.12.40 as "destroyed".

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/VH-UAR.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oenpelli,_Northern_Territory
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-near-mount-brockman/]
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2014 19:20 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Aug-2017 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]

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