Date & Time: Jan 19, 1937 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Cooktown – Cairns
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While flying over the Trinity Bay, off Cairns, the single engine aircraft crashed into the sea some 16 km off Cairns. The pilot and a young boy aged 13 were injured while a girl aged 15 was killed. It appears the aircraft was descending to the sea at a normal rate when it his the water surface and crashed.
No mechanical failure. Investigation concluded that the pilot had fallen asleep and descended gradually into the sea.