VH-TRF Transavia PL.12
This Transavia was registered new in
September 1968. Danny Tanner saw it (above)
Moorabbin in 1969. Correspondent Peter Binskin advises that his
father (Brian) was
flying -TRF some 35 miles north east of Narrabri, NSW on 5 April,1972
at the 'Trevallyn'
agricultural strip when, after traveling approximately 100 feet the
aircraft veered to star-
board at around 40 mph. . Use of the rudder failed to correct
this swing and when the
prop hit the
ground the aircraft nosed over onto its back.
The cause of the accident
was deemed to be a fatigue failure of the nose wheel from a preexisting
occasioned during manufacture and not detected at that time at the
factory. In the event,
-TRF was written off.