VH-THG  Bell 47J-2 Ranger                                                   (c/n  1836)


                                    One of two Bells purchased by TAA in the 1960s.  The other was VH-THH.   They operated
                                    the Essendon - Melbourne Heliport service.  Upper and lower (circa 1964) shots were taken at
                                    Essendon Airport, where the chopper ultimately met its end, crashing on the tarmac on 18 August
                                    1965.   The remains were purchased by Ansett-ANA for scrap some years later.  The top photo
                                    was taken by Geoff Goodall and the lower by Barry Maclean.    At the foot of the page is a color
                                    shot from the Peter Hough collection showing the chopper at Moorabbin in 1963