VH-AYN Avro 652A Anson 1
very rough image from the Geoff Goodall collection. The
photograph was taiken at Katherine
in the Northern Territory in
1948. At the time -AYN was on the asset register of
based in Perth. The alternate Sunday flight left Perth at 06.00
and staggered into
Katherine at 17.40 the next
day. Interim stops were made at Geraldton, Carnarvon,
Roebourne, Port Hedland, Broome
(overnight stop), Derby, Wyndham, Wave Hill and Victoria
River Downs. Try that in an Anson.
VH-AYN, which was W2164 in the RAAF was re-regis-
tered within the Macrobertson Miller
series in 1949 as VH-MMG.
Sadly it crashed while being
flown for the Royal Flying Doctor
Service on 4 February 1956 between Derby, WA and Table-
land Station in a tropical
thunderstorm killing a sick child, her father, 2 nurses and the MMA
Captain P.J. van Emmerick.