VH-IAB  (2)  Piper PA-23-250 Apache B                     (c/n 27-3002)


                                     This Illawarra Flying School of Bankstown Aztec blew into Adelaide Airport one day in March
                                     1967 wearing a minuscule rego (see enlargement below), and Geoff Goodall was there to take
                                     this photo.  It was the former N5851Y and was added the register in September 1965 to Air
                                     Training Ltd of Bankstown.    Air Training Ltd was the Fawcett Aviation subsidiary which oper-
                                     ated as Illawarra Flying School.      Illawarra sold -IAB in 1970 and it later flew with Island Air-
                                     ways out of Hervey Bay Queensland.  It then went to the North Queensland Aero Club at Cairns.
                                     It ditched in the Gulf of Carpentaria on 22 April 1973 due to engine trouble while on fish spotting
                                     operations 40 miles from Karumba Qld.     The pilot and six passengers were not injured and were
                                     found floating in an inflatable dinghy from the aircraft.