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Title: Aeroplane
Photo No: PH0200/0221
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Photographer: Young, Mayse, 1913-
Date taken: 18-May-1929
Place: Cape Don
Collection: Mayse Young Collection.
Description: Man and children on wrecked plane. Vickers Vellore G-EBYX force landed at Cape Don 85 miles NE of Darwin on 18 May 1929. After developing engine trouble 160 miles out over the Timor Sea it was nursed along at low altitude until they saw the lighthouse and decided to stretch their luck no further and landed immediately. Flown by Jim Moir and Harold Owen. They were found by Lester Brain of Qantas on 26 May flying DH50A VH-UHE 'Atalanta'. The engine and instruments were removed and the rest abandoned.
Subject: aeroplanes
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Use and Restrictions: No known copyright restrictions
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