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Narrative:Ex-RAF Anson AW967. To 1 AD 7.12.44. 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 store 22.8.46. For sale 24.4.53.
|Owner/operator:||Flinders Island Airways Pty Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Loch, Victora -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Flinders Island|
CoR No 2331 as VH-FIB issued 23.4.56 to Flinders Island Airlines Pty Ltd, Cheltenham, Vic. Crashed near Loch, Vic, and destroyed by fire (2 crew killed) 10.2.60. The Anson was en route from Flinders Island to Moorabbin 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, Victoria, 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]|
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