VH-TFB Fokker F.27
Friendship 'Abel Tasman'
As Phil Vabre said, when he contributed the
shot: "They don't
fly 'em like this any more!". Geoff
Goodall identifies the
venue as Parafield, probably late 1959. The lower shot, around
time period, was at taken
On June 10 1960, VH-TFB was
on final approach to Mackay Airport, Queensland at night and in
foggy weather when it
flew into the ocean south-east of the airport. 29 passengers and
their lives. It was
the largest loss of life in an Australian aircraft accident and TAA's
first since its
foundation 14 years earlier. .