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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18431
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Type:Auster J/5G Cirrus Autocar
Owner/operator:Commodore Aviation
Registration: VH-WWB
MSN: 3173
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yallunda Flat, 13 miles W of Tumby Bay, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Port Lincoln, SA
Destination airport:
Initially registered in Australia as VH-RAD, shipped to Robby's in Adelaide, SA, and first registered to them on 16 August 1955. In 1959, VH-RAD changed hands, when it was sold to Air Charter Ltd before re-registered as VH-WWB to Commodore Aviation, Port Lincoln, SA, on 13 March 1962 for use as a fish spotter for the local tuna fishing fleet.

Following a crash at Yallunda Flat, 13 miles west of Tumby Bay, South Australia, on 21 February 1965, VH-WWB was withdrawn from use, and put into long term storage.

It then lay dormant for a couple of decades, but was back on the register on 8 January 1990 as VH-JSG, fitted with a 180 h.p. Lycoming engine It is still current with that registration, based at Grayden, Victoria, Australia; in 2014 it was advertised for sale, on its own website (see link #4)




Auster VH-JSG (ex-VH-WWB) at Penfield (YPEF) on 15 January 2008

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2014 20:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
29-Mar-2014 20:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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