Incident Auster J/5G Autocar VH-TTH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18384
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Date:Wednesday 3 January 1973
Type:Auster J/5G Autocar
Owner/operator:Tom Harrison
Registration: VH-TTH
MSN: 3097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ulladulla Harbour, Ulladulla, City of Shoalhaven, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ulladulla, NSW
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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



Revision history:

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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