VH-CYG (2)  Mooney M20C Ranger                       (c/n  2768)


                                   VH-CYG, a 1964 model Mooney, arrived in Australia in May, 1967 after several years on the UK
                                   register as G-ASUC.  Its time in Australia has not been without incident. On May 20, 1976, it suffered
                                   damage at Moree that saw it off the register  for more than three years.   In December 1980, sixteen
                                   months after returning from the Moree incident, –CYG was again damaged, this time in a storm at
                                   Archerfield.       It would take until April 1982 for it to be restored. In 1985 it would spend a further
                                   eight months off  the register when it was cancelled in April as withdrawn from use.   The Mooney was
                                   still current in May 2016, registered to a horse breeder in Victoria’s Western Districts.  This nice shot
                                   of it above was taken by David Carter at Mascot in 1976.