VH-WLP Beech 36 Bonanza
Here's an interesting shot from Ian Mackenzie showing the 250th Beech
aircraft delivered in Australia.
wonder if that included the pre-war examples as well?
This photo was taken at Moorabbin on 29
March 1969, and, as can be
seen, the straight tailed Bonanza was really squashed
in. .-WLP was
first registered on 1st August
1968 to Civil Flying Services Pty Ltd, Moorabbin. It was
Flinders Island Airlines,
Moorabbin and then several other owners, It crashed some 12
km west of
Gamboola Station, Qld
on 15 July 1976 whilst on a dead-heading
ferry flight from Mareeba to
Qld to pick up charter
passengers. The pilot,
who was killed in the accident, had radioed a "mayday"