ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19203
Last updated: 24 October 2014
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Date:15-JAN-1967
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.III
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-FED
C/n / msn: 430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wodonga, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wodonga, Victoria
Narrative:
This aircraft had been built for the RAF during WW II with the serial NX494. It was sent to the RAAF (Departed Liverpool on SS Gloucester 09/04/1945 arrived Sydney 05/06/1945) and on 09/06/1945 and became A11-32. On 02/04/1947, A11-32 was sold through CDC to L.E.Penn, Lane Cove, Sydney for 505 being delivered on 16/04/1947.

Its first civilian registration was VH-BDL issued on 19/03/1948. After various periods of being on and off the Australian register (19/03/1948 to 18/03/1949, and 07/07/1950 to 12/03/1952) it went to Mandated Airlines in Papua New Guinea on 12/03/1952 and became VH-MAD.

Upon return to Australia 05/08/1954 it was re-registered VH-FED. As VH-FED, it was destroyed on 15/1/1967 when it crashed into a hangar whilst taxying at Wodonga, Victoria.

Sources:
1. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=329
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austcl/VH-FED.html
3. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a11.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
14-Jan-2013 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Mar-2014 23:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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