VH-WRW DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10
No indication that this is what it says it is, except that this image
came from Geoff Goodall whose
provenances are without
question! This Chippie had a couple of serious
crashes after being civil-
ianized, ex WG314 from 394
MU at Heany, Southerm Rhodesia. It went to the Royal Aero Club
of WA as VH-RWR. In the
first accident it forced landed on the soft surface of Lake Ballard,
Kalgoorlie on 16 October 1959
while being flown in a women pilots' air trial. Another forced
ing was made on 8 November 1964
some 18 miles south of Narloo, WA, following a throttle failure.
The pilot and passenger were uninjured,
although had to hike three miles out to the nearest road.
The remains survived as a children';s
plaything at a school in Rockingham, WA for at lewast a decade
after that. . Geoff'
s image above was taken in September 1971 byu whiuch time the poor old