Date & Time: Aug 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The pilot and his passenger, a photographer, were conducting a mapping mission over the West Kalimantan Region, Dutch Indies. En route, an engine failed. Both occupants tried to keep a safe altitude while throwing out all unnecessary items. Unfortunately, the pilot was unable to keep a minimum safe altitude and was eventually forced to attempt an emergency landing. While landing on a beach near Ketapang, the twin engine aircraft lost its both wings and came to rest. While both occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.