VH-EHU  Cessna 182M Skylane                              (c/n  18259617)


                                      Registered to Masling Aviation of Cootamundra in June 1969, VH-EHU was photographed
                                      (above) by David Carter a few months later when it visited Hoxton Park for an air show. It
                                      had moved west by 1976 and was owned by a farmer from Boyup Brook, near Bunbury.
                                      It was at Bunbury on January 13, 1978 that it was involved in a bizarre accident.   –EHU
                                      had a flat battery, so the pilot loaded his four passengers, secured the handbrake and swung
                                      the prop by hand.    The engine burst into life and went to a high power setting, the handbrake
                                      failed and the Skylane headed off across the airport   . The pilot was unable to open the door
                                      against the prop wash and threw himself on the tailplane where he manipulated the elevators to
                                      stop –EHU getting airborne.           It finally ran into a ditch, tearing off the nose wheel before
                                      careening into another ditch where it came to a sudden stop   . The pilot was flung clear over
                                      the wing and sustained serious injuries.    Two of the passengers suffered minor injuries. -EHU
                                      was repaired and in October 2016 was owned by Mt Augustus Station at Meekatharra, WA.