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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18384
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1973
Time:
Type:Auster J/5G Autocar
Owner/operator:Tom Harrison
Registration: VH-TTH
C/n / msn: 3097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ulladulla Harbour, Ulladulla, City of Shoalhaven, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ulladulla, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This J/5 Autocar was modified so much it was hardly recognizable as an Auster. It had been rebuilt in 1970-71 from the former Bush Pilots Airways Auster J-5B Autocar VH-BPB (c/n 3097) which was retired in 1961, and re-registered VH-TTH to Sydney fish spotter/floatplane operator Tom Harrison on 10 December 1971, with the new type designation Auster J-5G/A1.

It was, unfortunately, short-lived, existing for just over 13 months, crashing on takeoff from the harbour at the fishing port of Ulladulla, NSW on 3 January 1973, where it overturned on impact with the water and sank

Sources:

1. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-TTH.html
2. http://www.austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2980
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austb/VH-BPB.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulladulla,_New_South_Wales


Images:

Photo of VH-TTH courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
14 August 1971; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
23-Apr-2014 17:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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