VH-CYC Callair A9A
Here's a nice shot
of a Callair at Bankstown in October 1965 taken by Peter Limon (via the
collection). It had just been sold to Ord River Crop
Control, Kununurra, WA. although
had no spray bars when this photo was taken.
It crashed at Farm Hill near Kununurra on 24 April
1967. The aircraft became
airborne at a low speed but failed to climb and the port wing struck
grass, causing a high speed ground loop and resultant
crash. The pilot was uninjured and the
machine was not a write-off although it was not
repaired and restored to the register until the end
of 1970. In 1971 it was converted to a glider
tug and went to the Geelong Gliding Club at Bacchus
Victoria.. Nelson Hopkins took the photo of it below in 1977.
On 14 September 1980
it was damaged in an accident at
Bacchus Marsh and struck off the register.