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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18272
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:27-JUL-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1B Aiglet
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-SHS
C/n / msn: 2704
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This was the former VH-WAB of the Borneo Evangelical Mission in Sarawak. In 1957 it was re registered as VH-BEM as an acronym reg of its missionary owner. It was sold to Austerserve of Bankstown in 1960 and re-registered VH-SHS. Following a succession of owners it was destroyed in a hangar fire on 27 July 1978

Sources:

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austb/VH-BEM.html
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p27.htm


Images:

Photo of VH-SHS courtesy AirHistory.net


Saint Arnaud (YSTA)
16 October 1975; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 15:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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