VH-CXI  Cessna 182B Skylane                           (c/n 51757)


                                      Although this early Skylane has been around for over fifty years (first registered April 1961) I have
                                      never gotten a photo of it until Ian McDonell saw it at Redbridge in May 2015.      It has had many
                                      owners over the years including Artesian Airways Pty Ltd., of Moree, NSW in the mid 1970s.
                                      It was privately owned at Gympie, Queensland. when it clipped a fence on landing on 9 June 2016
                                     at Melawondi Station, Mary Valley, Quennsland.       Rowan Hughes took a shot of the wreckage
                                     (below).   The aircraft impacted fencing and rolling hills terrain during a landing attempt to the station's
                                     private airstrip.  It sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard received serious
                                     injuries.  The aircraft will probably be a write off.