ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27144
Last updated: 1 February 2015
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Narrative:Ex-RAF Anson AW967. To 1 AD 7.12.44. (Retained RAF serial throughout its RAAF service). To 2 AOS 9.2.42. 1 AOS 13.12.43. 2 AP 4.5.44. Ansett overhaul 27.10.44. 2 AD 12.6.45. 6 SFTS 2.7.45. CMU Mallala (1945?). CMU Nhill 22.2.46. Point Cook storage 22.8.46. For sale 24.4.53.
|Owner/operator:||Flinders Island Airways Pty Ltd|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Loch, South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Flinders Island, Tasmania (YFLI)|
|Destination airport:||Moorabbin, Melbourne (MBW/YMMB)|
CofR No 2331 as VH-FIB issued 23.4.56 to Flinders Island Airlines Pty Ltd, Cheltenham, Victoria. Crashed near Loch, Victoria, and destroyed by fire (2 crew killed) 10.2.60. The Anson was en route from Flinders Island, Tasmania to Moorabbin, Melbourne, with a load of crayfish, when one engine failed and altitude could not be maintained over water. The two crew were jettisoning the cargo but the Anson was unable to outclimb the coastline and struck a hilltop near Loch, South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia; aircraft caught fire and was burnt out.
Registration VH-FIB Cancelled 10.2.60.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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