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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25464
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:18-AUG-1943
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Owner/operator:Australian National Airways
Registration: VH-UXT
C/n / msn: 6346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wynyard, Tasmania -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Essendon, Melbourne (MEB/YMEN)
Destination airport:Wynyard, Tasmania (BWT/YWYY)
Narrative:
C of A 5862 issued 2.4.37. Shipped on SS Moreton Bay 4.37; assembled Essendon. Registered VH-UXT [CofR 641] 25.5.37 to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Essendon; named "Mundoora".

Badly damaged on landing at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5.2.38; repaired Essendon and re-flown 20.9.38. Registration cancelled 19.7.40 when impressed into RAAF as A33-4, and to 3 EFTS Essendon same day. To 1 AOS Cootamundra 28.10.40. To DCA 15.4.42.

Registration VH-UXT restored 21.4.42 to Commonwealth Govt. To Airlines of Australia Ltd, Sydney. Crashed on landing Wynyard, Tasmania 18.8.43 and ran into ditch. Captain F. H. Dawson and 3 passengers unhurt. Not repaired and used for spares; some parts to shipped to Perth on SS Lowana and used to help rebuild VH-UZY in March 1944. Registration VH-UXT cancelled 31.10.43

Sources:

1. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
2. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a33.htm
3. http://www.aviationcollection.org/ANA/ana.htm
4. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh89/dh89.htm
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh89-dragon-rapide-wynyard
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U1.html
7. http://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 18:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Mar-2014 02:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2014 01:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2019 18:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
20-Feb-2019 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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