Incident de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth VH-UJB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24748
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Date:Monday 9 May 1938
Type:de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth
Owner/operator:Stephens Aviation
Registration: VH-UJB
MSN: 334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mubo, Salamaua, Morobe -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wau, Morobe Province, New Guinea
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered as G-AUJB on 3 May 1929 to QANTAS, and named "Apollo". It was the first QANTAS aircraft to be equipped with toilets. Until 22 April 1929 wore the incorrect registration G-AUJD (not 'JB). Re-registered as VH-UJB 16 July 1929. QANTAS took their DH.61 Giant Moths out of service in 1935 because the Bristol Jupiter XI engines were unreliable. VH-UJB was sold in 1935 to Stephens Aviation, and operated out of Wau, Morobe Province, New Guinea

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near Mubo, Salamaua, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on 9 May 1938.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Oct-2009 10:57 JINX Updated
08-Apr-2014 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Apr-2014 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2014 17:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
08-Apr-2014 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2014 17:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
28-Jul-2015 17:58 TB Updated [Location, Embed code]
22-Dec-2021 17:12 Anon. Updated [Source]

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