VH-KML  Cessna 150E                                     (c/n 15061043)


                                   This Cessna (ex N2543J when delivered from Wichita) was originally destined to become VH-DMS.
                                   For some reason several of these 1965 model 150Es which were to be registered -DM were re-regis-
                                   tered immediately into the VH-KM series. (Probably a dealership request). -KML has had many owners
                                   over the years and is now owned by the Kingaroy Soaring Club.  It has served the club for many years
                                   now, and, following a recent overhaul has now been fitted with a 180 h.p  powerplant  improving the
                                   towing performance.   Just what the 'Kamel' cigarette logo on the fin is I have no idea.  In 1986 it was
                                   being operated as a property maintenance hack in outback NSW and on 25 November if that year in-
                                   volved in a non-fatal accident on a remote station some 96 K NW of Cobar following work by the pilot
                                   and passenger on a bore pump. When taking off from the rough strip it struck the ground with the star-
                                   board wing,  following which the nose gear collapsed.   Turns out the strip had not had the scrub cleared
                                   for almost  two years during which time the bushes had encroached onto the runway.