B.A. Eagle VH-UUY after its forced landing on the beach at Shellharbour following a loss of oil pressure while operating Adastra's service from Sydney to Bega on 22 August 1940. Paul Hockey has identified the location as the southern end of the main surf beach which is now called Shellharbour north surf beach. The aircraft has been pulled up from the beach to a grassed area. The building on the right is the men's dressing shed which has since been demolished. Adastra had recommenced their Sydney-Bega service with the Eagle only three days earlier. Just one month later Adastra withdrew the aircraft from service pending sale.
Picture: Peter Hazelton via Paul Hockey