Aircraft Photo of VH-BQI / JN200 | Supermarine Sea Otter I | Australia - Navy | #96550
Registration / Serial:VH-BQI
Alternate Serial:JN200
Aircraft Original Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Generic Type:Supermarine Sea Otter
Aircraft Version:Supermarine Sea Otter I
C/n (msn):2
Operator Painted:Australia - Navy
City / Area:Awaba [ Off-Airport, gone ]Map (unconfirmed)
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Photo Date:July 1967
Photo by:Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)
Photo ID: 96550
Photo Comment

VH-BQI was one of three Sea Otters to serve with the Australian navy from 1948 to 1953. A few months after being civil registered in December 1954 it struck a submerged tree stump at RAAF Rathmines. Despite being holed, it reached the flying boat ramp safely. There it sat for many years until relocated to a rural property at nearby Awaba where it slowly fell apart. The weathering exposed its former military marks. The cockpit and nose now preserved at the Fleet Arm Museum, Nowra.

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