Aviation Photo #1116232 Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander - Australian Coastal Surveillance Organisation - Coastwatch

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Ex N5036E. Skywest. Used on Australian Customs “Coastwatch” coastal surveillance contract. Involved in search for a sunken trawler off the coast along with 2 other Coastwatch Shrike Commanders and a WA Police Partenavia Observer. To VH-UJB with General Aviation Maintenance (see photo of VH-UJB taken in 2001), w/o 10.4.01 Thornton Peak (80 km N of Cairns, QLD) – crashed into terrain in marginal weather, killing all 4 aboard - canx 30.5.01
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    David Eyre
    Australian Coastal Surveillance Organisation - Coastwatch
    Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander
    Rockwell 500/685 Commander
    Rockwell 500/685 Commander
    Rockwell
    3152
    VH-EXJ
    Karratha
    Western Australia
    Australia
    June 1987
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