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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145063
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:Brain & Brown Air Freighters PTY Ltd
Registration: VH-BAB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moorabbin, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Moorabbin, VIC
Ex-RAF Anson Mk.1 AW 877. To RAAF at 2 Aircraft Park 2.1.42 (but retained former RAF serial). To 8 SFTS 30.3.42. Collided with tractor on landing, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4.7.43. GRS 30.7.43. Wing struck pole while taxying, Bairnsdale, Victoria, 26.11.43. Ansett overhaul 15.1.45. 1 AD 12.6.45. 6 SFTS 12.6.45. CMU Mallala 31.12.46. AGRS 26.3.47. 3 AD 9.2.48. SAN 17.9.48. East Sale 25.8.50. 1 AD 13.3.51.

Sold 18.12.52. CoR No 1986 as VH-BAB (the second) issued 1.4.53 to Brain & Brown Air Freighters Pty Ltd, Brunswick, Victoria - later Moorabbin Airport, Cheltenham, Victoria. Badly damaged 12.4.60 at Moorabbin when port undercarriage collapsed during turn after landing. Cancelled 13.7.60. Broken up at Moorabbin 1960-61.

NOTE: This Anson was the second to be registered VH-BAB (ex AW877) and was registered that way for obvious reasons, being the flagship of Brain and Brown Pty Ltd, an air cargo outfit, a branch of which operated in the Melbourne area. This aircraft was a replacement for the first Anson registered VH-BAB (which was ex-W2188) and which ditched off Swansea,NSW on 14.7.51 - which see


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15-Apr-2012 02:17 Dr. John Smith Added

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