VH-SQI Beech A36 Bonanza
John Wheatley's shot of
this straight tail Bonanza was taken at Alice Springs in 1971. It
Gorey & Cole Drillers at the time. It was still
flying forty years on and in November 2012 was
involved in a wheels-up
landing at Marymia, WA whilst on a Geraldton Air Charter flight.
door had opened in flight and the pilot returned to the strip, failing
to lower the gear upon landing again.
Whether this wrote the machine off or not I am not
sure. Tony Arbon saw it at Redcliffe, Qld in