ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74719
Last updated: 20 October 2014
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Date:06-DEC-1964
Time:
Type:De Havilland DH.87B Hornet Moth
Owner/operator:John T Ford
Registration: VH-ABO
C/n / msn: 8014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:St. George, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:St. George, Queensland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First civil registered as G-ADKT on 9/5/1936. UK Registration cancelled 14/12/1937 when exported to Australia as VH-ABO (first registered in Australia 30/12/1937...although it did not actually arrive until received at Perth Docks 17/1/1938. First flown in Australia at Maylands two days later )

Withdrawn from use following an accident at St. George, Queensland in December 1964. Aircraft substantially damaged in cyclone whilst parked; presumably Cyclone "Flora" of 30/11/1964 to 08/12/1964. (Which hit St. George Queensland on the night of Dec 5/6). Struck off register as "withdrawn from use" 5/3/1965.

Stored 1964-73. Rebuild commenced 15/10/1973 in Melbourne. Still under rebuild in Feb 2009 at a private strip near Geelong,Victoria. Note that the registration on the airframe VH-ABO is currently in use by another aircraft

Sources:
1. The Moth, Enterprise #150
2. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austa/VH-ABO.html
3. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1230797/
4. http://www.windworker.com.au/qldcyclones.htm
5. http://www.australiasevereweather.com/tropical_cyclones/1964_1965/jtwc/tropical_cyclone_flora.htm
6. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/dh87/dh87hornetmoth.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2010 02:32 Petro Added
03-May-2013 10:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-May-2013 10:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Mar-2014 02:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
29-Mar-2014 02:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
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