VH-SMH Douglas DC-3CS1C3G
The only images of this Sydney Morning Herald
DC-3 thus gleaned are these from the family album
Sheppard.. They show the aircraft delivering newspapers at
Casino, NSW in 1948. The
was actually registered to John Fairfax and Sons, owners of the
newspaper. On 12 October
1950 the DC-3 crashed into a cloud-covered hill near Bungulla,
NSW. Sadly both pilot and 1st
officer were killed.
Investigation indicated that the probable cause was the failure of the
terrain clearance under IFR rules and, in fact, had flown lower than
500 ft before entering
-SMH was an ex RAF Dakota III, serial no KG565, and had been
civilianized for the
company in December 1946. .