Date & Time: Oct 10, 1941
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
Northern Territory Medical Services
Katherine – Darwin
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after take off from Katherine Airfield, while on an ambulance flight to Darwin, the pilot encountered engine problems and attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in flames upside down. While the nurse and the pilot were injured, the female patient was killed and the aircraft was destroyed by post crash fire.
The engine failed shortly after take off because the fuel was contaminated by water.