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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25655
Last updated: 1 August 2019
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Date:23-APR-1928
Time:
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
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Lae, Morobe Province, New Guinea
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=27
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/G-AUGR.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20121018224308/http://baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d%27accidents/1928/G-AUGR.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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