VH-UXI Moresby


Type: L-10A Electra
MSN: 1105
Previous Identities: Nil
Subsequent Identities: Nil


10JUN37 Export CofA No E-2822 issued.
23JUN37 Delivered to Guinea Airways.
31JUL37 Arrived at Adelaide as deck cargo on the S.S. "Mirrabooka" which had called at Napier N.Z. en route.
12AUG37 Registration application from Guinea Airways Ltd. CofR No 656 and CofA No 613 issued as VH-UXI and test flown on the same day.
16AUG37 Entered service on Guinea Airways' Adelaide to Darwin route named "Moresby".
18DEC39 Departed Darwin for Adelaide at 0535. Twenty miles out of Darwin the starboard engine failed and the aircraft turned back. With the starboard engine on fire and unable to maintain height, the aircraft was force landed in the dark in trees adjacent to the railway line about a mile south of Darwin. Captain Nobby Buckley and First Officer U.G. Edgerton evacuated the ten Army passengers and their baggage before the aeroplane was destroyed by fire.
18DEC39 Struck off the Register.

Issue Date Remarks
5 05JUN22
Added two images thanks to David Vincent. Image 1 Image 2
4 13DEC21
Added an image from the SLNSW.
3 03APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
2 07JUN02
Added a photo.

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