First registered in January 1935
to Qantas Empire Airways as "R.M.A.
crashed minutes after
taking off from Archerfield Airport, Brisbane for a flight to Darwin on
20 February 1942.. This, just one day after a
savage Japanese air attack on that city. The
aircraft apparently plunged out of control into the slopes of Mt.
Petrie (today a suburb of
the actual cause of the crash was inconclusive, structural failure of
kind was suspected. The above image is from the Civil
Aviation Historical Society collection,
courtesy of Phil Vabre.