Accident de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth VH-UJC, Wednesday 23 October 1935
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Date:Wednesday 23 October 1935
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth
Owner/operator:W. R. Carpenter
Registration: VH-UJC
MSN: 333
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Salamaua, Morobe -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Salamaua, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Imported 3 May 1929 as G-AUJC for QANTAS and named "Diana". Re-registered as VH-UJC on 16 July 1929 (C of R 284). Later re-registered to Qantas Empire Air Ways Ltd, then W R Carpenter & Co Ltd., at Salamaua, PNG, and re-named 'Wings of Gold'

Written off 23 October 1935 when crashed near Salamaua, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Shortly after take off, aircraft stalled and crashed near the end of the runway. Pilot was injured, while the aircraft was destroyed. Cause attributed to the cargo having shifted after take off because it was not properly secured.

Sources:

1. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UJC.html
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p003.html
3. http://www.ivyandmartin.demon.co.uk/v_giant_moth.htm
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VH-U.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh61-giant-moth-salamaua
6. https://email.ipage.com/index.php/15-aeroplanes/84-register-australia

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-May-2014 18:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, ]
25-Nov-2020 17:50 Sergey L. Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
26-Jun-2023 02:55 Ron Averes Updated

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