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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238432
Last updated: 20 July 2020
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Date:03-MAR-1931
Time:
Type:Dornier Do 12 Libelle II
Owner/operator:Fiji Builders Ltd
Registration: VQ-FAB
C/n / msn: 117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Suva -   Fiji
Phase: Standing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft imported from New Zealand by builder Alfred Henry Marlow, for travel to jobs around the Fiji Islands.

It was badly damaged during a tropical cyclone which lashed Fiji between 26 February and 3 March 1931. The aircraft was withdrawn from service and later displayed at a local technical college (along with other aircraft). Some time after 1972 the aircraft was returned to Germany, restored, and is now on display as VQ-FAB at the Deutsches Museum, Munich.

Sources:

1. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Libelle
2. www.histaviation.com/Dornier_Do_Libelle.html
3. www.rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/8281/dornier_libelle_flying_boat_1930


Images:

Photo of VQ-FAB courtesy AirHistory.net


Munich / Deutsches Museum [ Off-Airport ]
16 July 2008; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

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20-Jul-2020 19:54 Ron Averes Added

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