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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157082
Last updated: 26 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Registration: VH-TNZ
C/n / msn: 31T-7920064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Moorabbin, Melbourne, Victoria (YMMB)
Ex- N2374T, N23477, and N9743N (US Registry). To Australia as VH-TNZ 30 October 1980. Written off 29 September 1988 at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, no further details. According to news sources, the aircraft was destroyed in an explosion caused by sabotage whilst parked. Motive unknown.


1. Air-Britain: Colin M. Smith, Piper Aircraft


Photo of VH-TNZ courtesy

Melbourne - Essendon (YMEN / MEB)
17 November 1980; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

25-Jun-2013 08:21 Uli Elch Added
25-Jun-2013 08:44 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Narrative]
15-Apr-2015 08:11 paulm7010 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 14:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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