Date & Time: Oct 23, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ford 5
Operator:
Registration:
VH-UTB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5-AT-068
YOM:
3
Location:
Wau
Morobe
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Wau Airport, the right engine failed. The aircraft banked right, lost height and crashed in a river near the airport. The pilot was injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The pilot was performing a cargo flight with a load of wood on board.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.