Date & Time: Apr 19, 1931
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.66 Hercules
Landing (descent or approach)
London – Batavia – Kupang – Sydney
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While approaching Kupang, all three engine quit. Crew attempted an emergency landing in a prairie located 16 km from the airport but on landing, aircraft hit rocks, lost its main gear and came to rest. While both crew were unhurt, aircraft christened 'City of Cairo' was damaged beyond repair.
Engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion.