ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25652
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Narrative:This aircraft was acquired by West Australian Airways in 1932 from the U.K. where it had been G-AAAN. (First registered in the UK as such 11 February 1930; UK registration cancelled January 1932). Ten of these large single engine transports were built; the cabin could accommodate 8 passengers. WAA used it on their North West Air Mail route segment from Perth to Carnarvon.
|Date:||Tuesday 20 August 1935|
|Type:||de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Wau, Bulolo, Morobe -
Papua New Guinea
|Nature:||Passenger - Scheduled|
|Departure airport:||Salamaua, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea|
|Destination airport:||Wau, Bulolo, Morobe Province, New Guinea|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
VH-UQJ was sold in 1935 to Guinea Airways at Salamaua when WAA lost out on the airmail contract to MacRoberston Miller Aviation. VH-UQJ was badly damaged during a landing at Wau, New Guinea on 20 August 1935, following a gear failure. No victims but aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Registration VH-UQJ cancelled 19 September 1936 as "withdrawn from use" and the aircraft was broken up at Wau, PNG
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
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