as told to Ron Cuskelly by Peter
June 1970, Hudson VH-AGS experienced an engine failure over Arnhem
Land which resulted in a long single engine return to base at Katherine.
The pilot was Brian Costello and having to keep constant pressure
on the rudder for such a long time was beginning to take its toll
on his muscles. Together, Brian and Peter came up with an elegant
solution to give the pilot some relief. Peter went down into the
nose compartment where he used his hands to pull on the rudder pedal
so that Brian could relax for a while.
If you wish to contribute your experiences,
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