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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18300
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1N Alpha
Registration: VH-RJL
C/n / msn: 3351
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Toowoomba, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Toowoomba, Queensland (TWB/YTWB)
Destination airport:
Imported in 1956 as VH-RQK, it became VH-ACE (the second) in January 1958. It remained under that identity until early 1959 when it was re-registered VH-CSF. Two years after that (1961) it assumed the identity VH-RJL.

It was then seriously damaged in a fire at Toowoomba, Queensland on 15 September 1971. A total of five aircraft were destroyed when fire burnt out the Union Air hangar at Toowoomba Airport, including DH Leopard Moth VH-AJN, Beech Baron VH-RUU, and Beech Queenair VH-EZM.

When it was finally rebuilt in 1982 it became VH-JIN, a marking under which it is still current today.



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
23-Apr-2014 15:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-May-2014 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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