VH-KML Cessna 150E
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-
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
following a recent overhaul has now been fitted with a 180 h.p powerplant improving the
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
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-
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.