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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25655
Last updated: 4 November 2020
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Type:Ryan B.1 Brougham
Owner/operator:Airgold Ltd
Registration: G-AUGR
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea off Lae, Morobe Province -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Lae, Morobe Province, New Guinea
Registered as G-AUGR (C of R # 192) from new 12 March 1928 to Roland Nott (for Airgold Ltd) and named 'L'Oiseau de Tropicale' ("Tropical Bird"). The fuselage legend read 'Gold Air Transport Co Ltd / Salamaua / New Guinea. Presumably operating in support of the precious metals mining operations which got under way in that vast mineral-rich territory in the late 1920s.

Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) just six weeks later, on 23 April 1928: On final approach to Lae Airport, aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea off Lae, Morobe Province, New Guinea. All occupants were rescued but aircraft sank and was not recovered.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
08-Apr-2014 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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