Incident Taylorcraft Auster AOP.III VH-FED,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19203
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Date:Sunday 15 January 1967
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.III
Registration: VH-FED
MSN: 430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wodonga, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wodonga, Victoria
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
This aircraft had been built for the RAF during WW II with the serial NX494. It was sent to the RAAF (Departed Liverpool on SS Gloucester 09/04/1945 arrived Sydney 05/06/1945) and on 09/06/1945 and became A11-32. On 02/04/1947, A11-32 was sold through CDC to L.E.Penn, Lane Cove, Sydney for £505 being delivered on 16/04/1947.

Its first civilian registration was VH-BDL issued on 19/03/1948. After various periods of being on and off the Australian register (19/03/1948 to 18/03/1949, and 07/07/1950 to 12/03/1952) it went to Mandated Airlines in Papua New Guinea on 12/03/1952 and became VH-MAD.

Upon return to Australia 05/08/1954 it was re-registered VH-FED. As VH-FED, it was destroyed on 15/1/1967 when it crashed into a hangar whilst taxying at Wodonga, Victoria.



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
14-Jan-2013 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Mar-2014 23:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2022 02:38 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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