Oh, dear! It didn't happen very
often , but once in a while the steel sprung undercarriages of
Cessnas collapsed after hard landings. This mishap,
seen in the image above from the
Geoff Goodall collection, occurred
at Jandakot on 8 January 1965. -FDG was one of the first
new aircraft introduced by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA Section)
being first registered
in October 1957, ex N9719B.
RFDS pilot Don Ende provides the color shot below, taken
at Maylands in
1959, whilst the nice air-to-air image at the foot of the page was near
April 1958 (again, via Geoff Goodall's collection).
In an RFDS registration shuffle, its rego
was changed to VH-FDO in
December 1965 to make way for a new Beech Baron
As can be seen in the photo in
this latter entry, it was nicely repaired!