VH-RBT (2)    Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche                        (c/n  30-476)

                                  

                                       Formerly N7452Y, VH-RBT was registered to Smith Air in July 1964. David Carter’s picture
                                       above was taken at Belmont, Newcastle, in August 1985 where it was looking in fine condition
                                       despite a partial undercarriage collapse at Coffs Harbour on March 19 that year.          Missing
                                       components were to blame, as it was on September 14, 1996 when again at Coffs Harbour
                                       –RBT suffered a partial undercarriage collapse.     A year later, on September 9,  at Lismore
                                       it was more undercarriage problems when it failed to lock down and collapsed on landing.
                                       Back in the air, –RBT had an accident at Lord Howe Island on September 30, 2000.    The
                                       nature of this accident is not known but the aircraft was cancelled from the register as a result.