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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25640
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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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
Departure airport:Salamaua, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:
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



Revision history:

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]
23-Nov-2019 20:33 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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