VH-BHJ  Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1               (c/n  504)


                                  An unusual visitor to Moorabbin one winter's day in 1957 was this Twin Pin belonging to the
                                  Australian Iron and Steel Division of the Broken Hill consortium.  (Hence the -BH sequence rego).
                                  This aircraft was a lot larger than I had imagined when I saw one in the flesh....in the metal, I suppose
                                  that would be.  Unfortunately it was damaged beyond repair in 1960 during a cyclone (a hurricane in
                                  the U.S.) whilst it was on Koolan Island in the Yampi Sound of Western Australia in 1960.   It was
                                  the former G-AOEP.    The color shot below below was taken by Alan Fraser at  Cairns in 1959
                                  and is courtesy of the Maurice Austin collection.  And finally at the foot of the page......no, not some
                                  result of a horrible pilot error but that of a cyclone which up-ended the aircraft at Koolan Island, off
                                  Derby WA on Christmas Eve 1960.   Such was the damage that it was declared a write-off.
                                  Photo by its pilot. Joe Salfass (via The Collection p6699-0025).