Aviation Photo #0938818 Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander - Fortescue Air Charter

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Built 1974. Ex N57029. Later to Airlines of South Australia and used on longest mail run in the world - 2600km, two-day round trip from Port Augusta (South Australia) to Boulia (Queensland) with 25 mail stops en-route at cattle stations. 3 passengers were allowed - this trip was popular with tourists - bookings required up to a year ahead. Later had a double engine failure and force landed on a beach & was flown out! Later rebuilt & became VH-YJC. See photos 396743 taken in 1975 & photo 865153 (as VH-YJC)
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    David Eyre
    Fortescue Air Charter
    Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander
    Rockwell 500/685 Commander
    Rockwell 500/685 Commander
    Rockwell
    3176
    VH-ACZ
    Karratha
    Western Australia
    Australia
    August 15, 1985
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