More Trukking

This Airtruk is VH-BPR, visiting Hoxton Park in August 1984. In April 1986 the aircraft was substantially damaged when it encountered severe turbulence on takeoff in Victoria, stalled and force-landed. I believe the pilot fortunately escaped with only minor injuries.

Hox PL12 VH BPR aazThe next two are of T-300 Skyfarmer VH-BOU, taking part in the first Australian Aerial Agriculture Championship at Hoxton Park, May 19th – 20th, 1984. This was Brendan Kelly of Leongatha, Victoria, winning the fire bombing competition. (Thanks to Arthur R. and Australian Flying magazine for details).

pl12 Hox aa1a pl12 Hox bbaCertainly one of the more unusual silhouettes to be seen in the skies.


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