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Old 31st Mar 2017, 05:08
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NSW North Coast Mess.

some sad pics coming in from the North coast of NSW,









Not good news...
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 06:12
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Bl00dy Hell!

What airfield is this.

Why is the V tail under water when the Cherokee Isn't. Was it washed into a drain.

Also picture number 3 The red tail of an aircraft on the right.
Is that in a drain too. Thought most the land for aircraft parking would be reasonably flat.
Very different ground levels there.


Very sad indeed, especially considering the cost of GA in Aus.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 06:57
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Bl00dy Hell!

What airfield is this.

Why is the V tail under water when the Cherokee Isn't. Was it washed into a drain.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 07:05
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Photos are from YMUR.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 10:27
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Originally Posted by Acrosport II View Post
Why is the V tail under water when the Cherokee Isn't. Was it washed into a drain.

Also picture number 3 The red tail of an aircraft on the right.
Is that in a drain too. Thought most the land for aircraft parking would be reasonably flat.
Very different ground levels there.
At Murwillumbah the runway itself is in a slight valley. The hangars are on higher ground on either side. The V-tail would have been parked next to the runway (low) while the Cherokee is parked next to the hangars. I expect that the red tail in picture 3 is next to the runway too.

Edit: here's a photo from happier (drier) times at Murwillumbah:



Both red-tail (underwater in the more recent photos) and blue-tail (on higher ground in more recent photos) are visible. I would hazard a guess that VH-PFN (engine-less, partly hidden by the shed in my photo) is now the wing sticking up from the water in the second photo above.

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Old 31st Mar 2017, 20:16
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Circling the wagons at Lismore

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=d...jX4xBpfAQ7MoM:

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Old 31st Mar 2017, 20:20
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Should have called on the ctaf.
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Old 31st Mar 2017, 21:32
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Geez, when you wished you had bought a STOL aircraft! (Probably as wet as hell on that grass though)
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Old 1st Apr 2017, 00:38
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And a bit higher in the hills above Lismore.

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Old 1st Apr 2017, 04:48
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Thanks for the info and photos BPA & Slatye.


Yes, you can see the red tailed aircraft is in the foreground of your photo.
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 06:11
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This thread used to have a photo of Bonanza VH-CAD gone submarine at Murwillumbah. Does anyone still have the image?
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Old 13th Dec 2017, 23:53
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Fris ..... Trying to access the URL but no joy there, the response is "URL - signature required."

Try sending a PM to the thread starter?
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Try sending a PM to the thread starter?
Done. Thanks Taily
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 00:47
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Many thanks T&G. I didn't recall it being that much submarine.
Do you know the source of the image?
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 10:59
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Negative. I'm just as amazed as you are on how much it was submerged..
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Such a sad photo for those of us who have gained so much pleasure flying BE35's..
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