ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27144
Last updated: 28 August 2014
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Date:10-FEB-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson
Owner/operator:Flinders Island Airways Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-FIB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Loch, South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Flinders Island, Tasmania (YFLI)
Destination airport:Moorabbin, Melbourne (MBW/YMMB)
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.

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.

Sources:
1. http://www.adf-serials.com/2a4.shtml
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austcl/VH-FIB.html
3. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1960/archives/crash-of-an-avro-652-anson-in-australia-2-killed-3/
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch,_Victoria
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flinders_Island_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Mar-2012 06:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Mar-2014 22:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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