VH-DOP Cessna 182H Skylane
Allocated N2334X in the factory,
VH-DOP was dismantled and shipped to Australia in 1965.
It was registered in July and became a demonstrator and company hack
for Masling Aircraft
Cootamundra. Masling sold it to a farming
family from Goodooga, NSW, before
it was bought by the Munros, a farming family from Merriwa in the
upper Hunter Valley.
They were to own –DOP for more than 30 years, during which time David
when it landed at Griffith for fuel in 1977.
The treasured Skylane was flipped
on its back when a storm swept through Scone on February 7, 2007.
While not badly
–DOP was assessed as an insurance write-off and parted out.