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A4 – 171







July 1964

Written Off


8 Jun 1964

Accepted from De Havilland (Call sign VH-???)


1 Jul 1964

Departed Toronto for RAAF Richmond, this aircraft was abruptly halted at Butterworth and sent to Vietnam, arriving Aug 1964.


Aug 1964

Assigned to RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam (RTFV) and stationed in Vietnam until 30 Aug 1967


1 Jul 1966

Assigned to 35 Squadron


30 Aug 1967

Crashed short of the runway on landing at ???


Last reported




OTHER NOTES: (Ref www.adf-serials.com)

  1. Issued to Butterworth but diverted to Vietnam on delivery flight.
  2. Transferred to RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam on the 15 August 1964.
  3. RTFV renamed 35 Sqn 01 June 1966.
  4. A4-171 served with RTFV/35 Sqn and visited Air Vietnam on the 06 April 1967 for servicing.
  5. Transferred to 35 Sqn on the 03 May 1967.
  6. Crashed on the 30 August 1967 at An Thoi Vietnam into water 300m short of runway.
  7. The Pilot was Flg Off Alan Aitken and the Co-Pilot was the CO Sqn Ldr Tony Fookes.