Aircraft Photo of G-ABCF | Avro 616 Avian IVA | #125877
Registration / Serial:G-ABCF
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 594/616 Avian
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 594/616 Avian
Aircraft Version:Avro 616 Avian IVA
C/n (msn):467
Aircraft Name:Southern Cross Junior
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:1 February 1931 to 12 April 1931
Photo from:Ben Dannecker (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 125877
Photo Comment

Bought by famed aviator Charles Kingsford Smith, G-ABCF was used for record-breaking solo UK-Australia flight in October 1930. Smith sold it to Guy Menzies, who made first solo Australia-New Zealand flight in January 1931. Flight ended with G-ABCF on its back. Until then G-ABCF was a single seater with a fuel tank in front cockpit. Rebuilt as two seater. Crashed at Mascot airport (Sydney International) April 12, 1931, killing pilot and passenger. At time G-ABCF was a landplane. This Milton Kent photo showing it on floats remains unexplained. Avian never took up allocated marks VH-UPT.

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