Air cash - 'Southern Sun' Kedah

Ref: G3589
  • £60.00

1931 “SOUTHERN SUN”, ALOR SETAR, KEDAH, MALAYA. The Australian National Airways Avro Ten, ‘Southern Sun’, VH-UNA, crashed at Alor Setar, Malaysia, on 26 November 1931 shortly after take- off during the first all-Australia air mail and passenger service from Australia to England. The plane had just taken off when it stalled and crashed into a paddy field. A sodden airfield and power loss to the centre engine were blamed for the accident. All four occupants were injured. This cover from Ipswich, Queensland has an endorsement ‘Special Air Flight Aust – Eng’ On the back is the Special Air Mail Flight boxed cachet.