Date & Time: Aug 27, 1937
Type of aircraft:
Stinson SR-7 Reliant
Operator:
Registration:
VH-URC
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Wau – Lae
MSN:
9669
YOM:
1936
Location:
Wau
Morobe
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
1
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was conducting a cargo flight from Wau to Lae and started the takeoff run in foggy conditions. After takeoff, in initial climb, the aircraft struck a house at full power and crashed. The pilot was seriously injured and the owner of the house was killed.