Aircraft Photo of VH-UHH | Stinson A Tri-Motor | Airlines of Australia | AirHistory.net #126093
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-UHH
Aircraft Original Type:Stinson A Tri-Motor
Aircraft Generic Type:Stinson A Tri-Motor
Aircraft Version:Stinson A Tri-Motor
C/n (msn):9126
Operator / Titles:Airlines of Australia
Aircraft Name:City of Brisbane
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:June 1936 to September 1936
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 126093
Photo Comment

VH-UHH was involved in one of the most famous accidents in Australian aviation history. On February 19, 1937 it vanished on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney with two pilots and five passengers on board. Nine days later, Bernard O'Reilly, of the Lamington Guest House, hiked into the McPherson Range convinced that was where the plane had come down. On March 1 he found the wreckage and the two surviving passengers. Two passengers and the pilots died in the crash and the fifth passenger fell to his death over a waterfall trying to reach help.

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