VH-UXK de Havilland D.H.84 Dragon
This was the former G-ACMC imported in October 1936 for North
Queensland Airways Pty Ltd
of Cairns, and named after that
city. The locale of this image, courtesy of the John
Library of Queensland collection is unknown, but is probably
Cairns. VH-UXK crashed at
Innisfail, Queensland on 29 August 1938
resulting in the loss of five lives, including the pilot.
remains of the aircraft were sold to Airlines
Australia Ltd. (presumably for spares) and it was not
officially stricken off the register
until November of
1939.. Now, having said that, Bruce Robimson
sent me a series of
photos of the remains of this machine, the largest pieces of which
appear in the
two shots below.
In view of this,
there didn't seem to be much left to 'sell', so, if true, I cannot
Airlines of Australia got out of the transaction.