VH-AJM (3) Beech
Registered in March 1968 (ex
N7137N) this Baron was owned by the Beech dealers for
de Havilland Pty Ltd for several years, being used as a demonstrator.
Danny Tanner saw
it at Parafield in December 1978 (above). It later had several
On 2 October 1988
the aircraft was landing at at Kumbia, Qld (some 83 KM north of
Oakey) when it flew under some power lines on the airstrip's
runway threshold, in order
not to hit
said power lines, which the pilot saw at the last moment..
The resultant hard
collapsed the landing gear and the aircraft skid for over 100 meters
and was sub-
sequently written off. Fortunately the oleo legs of the gear
protected all occupants and none
the passengers or pilot were injured.