QANTAS

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Title

QANTAS

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Unit History

On 16 November 1920 Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd was formed. With the outbreak of war Qantas continued flying to Singapore. A Qantas crew saved an Empire Flying Boat near a burning munition ship in Darwin Harbour, taking off moments before the 11,000 tonne 'Neptuna' exploded with such force that the stern landed the other side of the wharf. The Qantas hangar at the civil airfield was destroyed by bombs.

Nation

Australia

Service

Civil

Bibliography

Resources at your Library:
QANTAS
Resources online:
Flying Empires Short C class flying boats

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Collection

Citation

“QANTAS,” Northern Territory Library, accessed November 25, 2020, http://www.ntlexhibit.nt.gov.au/items/show/1359.

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