Date & Time: Aug 27, 1941 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
VH-UQL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Horn Island - Coen - Cairns
MSN:
2088
YOM:
1932
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft left Horn Island bound for Cairns with an intermediate stop at Coen Airport (Queensland) to refuel. On approach, the left wing failed and the aircraft crashed in an open field. All three occupants were killed.
Crew:
Frank Cohen, pilot.
Passengers:
Charles Hardy,
T. R. Miller.
Probable cause:
The left wing broke off on approach, maybe due to a structural failure.