VH-PQL Cessna 172F
Registered in November 1965, VH-PQL had been N5698R before being
Australia for sale by Rex Aviation. On July 30, 1972 it stalled
on landing at Grovedale,
near Geelong, and ended on its back. After a
year undergoing repairs it returned to the
register with C and H Aviation, of Melbourne In
1976 it was with Richmond Aviation
at Ballina, NSW but when David Carter saw it in November 1980 it was
back down south
Essendon airport in a truly (in my opinion) horrible livery.
. –PQL was still current in
November 2016 and owned by an aircraft engineer from Victoria’s
Gippsland, who had
it and painted it to resemble a late model Skyhawk. (Bless him!).