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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166089
Last updated: 29 January 2021
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Date:28-FEB-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Ansett Airways
Registration: VH-UNF
C/n / msn: 1368
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no. 1368 DH.60M [Gipsy I] to DH Australia with C of A 2100 issued 5.7.29. Registered VH-UNF [C of R 352] 11.1.30 to James Loneragan (Mudgee) Co, Mudgee, NSW. Re-registered 22.5.32 to Harry Broadbent, Sydney. Re-registered 5.9.32 to A.T. Cridland, Mascot. Re-registered 16.9.34 to Reginald M Ansett, t/a Ansett Flying School, Essendon. Re-registered 1936 to Ansett Airways Ltd, Essendon.

DH.60 Moth VH-UNF was one of six aircraft that were destroyed in a severe hangar fire at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, on 28.2.39.

Sources:

1. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/48310170
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/vhunf.html
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=27


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-May-2014 18:17 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Aug-2017 22:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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