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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25640
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:18-MAR-1931
Time:
Type:Fokker F.III
Owner/operator:Pacific Aerial Transport
Registration: (VH-UQF)
C/n / msn: 1663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frisco River, Salamaua -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Salamaua, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fokker F.III H-NABV was registered to KLM, Den Haag, Netherlands, on 10 August 1922. It was fitted with a 420 hp Gnome-Rhône air-cooled 6 cylinder engine, and used mainly for freight and photographic work. In 1928 it was fitted with a new 420 hp Gnome-Rhône Titan engine and a metal Curtiss Reed propellor. It continued to fly for KLM and was re-registered PH-ABV on 28 February 1929.

One year later (November 1930) it was sold for £300, less engine, to Australian Ray Parer, owner of the Bulolo Goldfields & Co, and shipped out to New Guinea. Before it could receive its Australian registration VH-UQF, however, it crashed after take off from Salamaua, New Guinea on 18 March 1931. Aircraft crashed & wrecked following engine failure caused by faulty maintenance. Pilot R Parer (B Class Pilot). Minor injury to one passenger

A replacement aircraft was sourced, which was also registered as VH-UQF (the second). This aircraft was a Fokker F.VII, ex-H-NACR, later PH-ACR, and was delivered on 12 May 1931

Sources:

1. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UQF.html
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_PH-.html
3. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Mar31.html
4. http://www.europeanairlines.no/klm-and-the-fokker-f-ii-and-f-iii/
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d%27accidents/1931/VH-UQF.htm]
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=20


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Jun-2010 12:30 penguin832 Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2011 09:29 TB Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2014 02:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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