Aircraft Photo of CF-APK | De Havilland D.H. 80A Puss Moth | AirHistory.net #34665
Aircraft
Registration / SerialCF-APK
Aircraft Original TypeDe Havilland D.H. 80 Puss Moth
Aircraft Generic TypeDe Havilland D.H. 80 Puss Moth
Aircraft VersionDe Havilland D.H. 80A Puss Moth
C/n (msn)2022
Aircraft NameKarohi
Location
City / AreaBundaberg / Hinkler Hall [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / CountryQueensland, Australia
CollectionHinkler Hall of Aviation
 
Photo Date6 July 2009
Photo byPhil Vabre
Photo ID: 34665
Photo Comment

Recently installed in the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, this aircraft is painted to represent the aircraft Bert Hinkler used to make the first solo crossing of the South Atlantic in 1931. Sadly, Hinkler died in the real 'Karohi' when he crashed at Mt Pratomango, Italy, on 7 January 1933 whilst attempting a solo record flight to Australia. The exhibited aircraft was registered new as VH-UPA to the then tiny Q.A.N.T.A.S. on 9 September 1930. After changing hands several times, it became VH-ABU in 1948.

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