337C Super Skymaster
The only shot I have gleaned of
this big Cessna is this hangar shot (Alice Springs?) from John
Wheatley taken in the early 1970s, whilst it was undergoing heavy
maintenance. It came on
the register (ex N2523S) in September 1968. On 25 March 1988 this
aircraft was on a flight
from Boigu Island, Queensland to Horn Island.
It lost power on take-off from Boigu and
into mangrove swamps at the end of the runway.
Faulty magnetos in the rear engine
were cited as
the probable cause. The pilot was not injured, but -EGX was