ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144839
Last updated: 22 October 2014
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Type:Let Aero 145
Owner/operator:Dulmison Aircraft Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-DUA
C/n / msn: 19-012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moorabbin, Melbourne, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Moorabbin Airport (MBW/YMMB)
Destination airport:
Registered as VH-DUA 20/6/1960 (only ever given Australian marks); arrived in Australia - at Darwin, NT - on 25/7/1960.

Written off (damaged beyond economical repair) when crashed 12/11/1960 after takeoff at Moorabbin, on demonstration flight to show single-engined performance. Demonstration pilot Len Lymath killed. Per the official DCA accident report:

"The pilot lost control, probably because a safe airspeed was not maintained, in a turn at low level during a demonstration approach and landing with one engine feathered. He then endeavoured to re-start the engine which had been shut down, but the aircraft struck the ground outside the aerodrome boundary."

Struck off register 20/5/1961


Let Aero 145 VH-DUA at Biggin Hill, Kent, UK, just before the ferry flight to Australia

Revision history:

05-Apr-2012 12:30 TB Added
25-Mar-2014 23:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2014 23:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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