VH-BDO Avro 652A Anson 1
Another rare Gus Grulke shot (from the Geoff Goodall
collection) of an East-West Anson taken
at Eagle Farm in
1949. East-West had eight Ansons registered at one time or
another, plus four
more which had been
purchased from war surplus stocks but never converted to civil use.
crashed on takeoff from home base at Tamworth, NSW on 12 October
showed, a fuel line had been blocked by a hornet's nest, thus starving
the the star-
Although the seven passengers walked away, the pilot, Capt. John
leg injuries after having been dragged unconscious from the cockpit.
surgery and the amputation
of a leg in Sydney he was fitted with an artificial limb and lived to
again with EWA.
Good on ya, John. Life was so much unencumbered in those days
common sense had
completely flown out the window and replaced by today's ridiculous
correctness. The image below from the archives of the Civil
Aviation Historical Society shows
the sad remains.