Aircraft Photo of VH-BKQ | Short S-25 Sandringham 3 | Trans Oceanic Airways |
Registration / Serial:VH-BKQ
Aircraft Original Type:Short S-25 Sunderland
Aircraft Generic Type:Short S-25 Sunderland/Sandringham
Aircraft Version:Short S-25 Sandringham 3
Operator / Titles:Trans Oceanic Airways
C/n (msn):SB.3553
Aircraft Name:Pacific Star
City / Seaplane Base:Brisbane - Hamilton Seaplane (closed)Map
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:None
Photo Date:1950
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 189407
Photo Comment

Ex RAAF aircraft that was declared unserviceable after being damaged by hail in 1946 while stored at RAAF Rathmines. Purchased by Bryan Monkton and converted to BOAC Hythe standard with 36 seats. Registered to Trans Oceanic Airways and used on inaugurate flights from Sydney to Grafton, Hobart and eventually Port Moresby. Lost a propeller and reduction gear near Sydney on April 16, 1951. Repairs abandoned after corrosion found in wing spar. Scrapped. Photo from: State Library of Queensland

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