Incident de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth VH-AJN, Wednesday 15 September 1971
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Date:Wednesday 15 September 1971
Type:de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
Owner/operator:Daniel K. McLardy
Registration: VH-AJN
MSN: 7021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Toowoomba Aerodrome, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Toowoomba City Aerodrome, Toowoomba, Queensland (TWB/YTWB)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/no 7021: To DH Australia with C of A 4135 issued 6.1.34. Registered VH-URK [C of R 475] 6.3.34 to De Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd, Mascot, Sydney, NSW. Re-registered 2.5.34 to James V Fairbaim, Mount Elephant, Derrinallum, Victoria. Re-registered 10.9.36 to C O Fairbairn, Skipton, Victoria.

Re-registered 25.8.43 to G Cohen, Melbourne. Registered 7.9.45 to R S White, Toogoolawah, Queensland. Sold 10.12.46 and re-registered 30.11.46 to Keith A Virtue, Yerrongpilly, Queensland. Registration cancelled 19.12.47.

Registration restored 25.2.49 to same owner. Re-registered 25.5.50 to Max B Bushell, Morven, Queensland. Re-registered 10.7.53 to David E Cameron, Toowong, Victoria [later at The Grange, Nananfo, Queensland], Re-registered 21.5.58 to Airwork (Pty) Ltd, Archerfield. Re-registered VH-AJN 25.8.58 to A Nixon, Salisbury, Brisbane, Queensland.

Registered 31.1.64 to Ian T Hunter, Alderley, Queensland. Registration cancelled 12.1.66 as "Withdrawn From Use". Registered 20.5.66 to C J Adams, Grafton, NSW. Registration cancelled 9.10.67. Sold 29.7.68 and re-registered 3.10.68 to D Quinn, Toowoomba, Queensland. Registered 30.5.69 to R J Baartz, Bowenville, Queensland. Sold 6.5.71 and re-registered 14.7.71 to Daniel K McLardy, Toowoomba, Queensland

Written off (destroyed) 15.9.71: Destroyed in hangar fire at Toowoomba City Aerodrome, Toowoomba Queensland. A total of five aircraft were destroyed when fire burnt out in the Union Air hangar at Toowoomba City Aerodrome, Toowoomba, Queensland, including Auster VH-RJL, Beech Baron VH-RUU, and Beech Queenair VH-EZM.

Registration VH-AJN cancelled 27.10.71 but with effect from 15.9.71. (Marks reallocated to PA-28-181 in 1977).


6. VH-AJN at Moorabbin, Melbourne 1955:

Revision history:

17-Dec-2017 22:45 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Oct-2022 19:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
28-May-2023 04:23 Ron Averes Updated

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