Skyway Airlines

IATA Code: -

ICAO Code: -

Known As: Skyway

Full Name: Skyway Airlines Pty Ltd

Country: Australia

Call sign: -

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Brief History

Skyway Airlines operated from the office of Dr Geoff Abram in Quirindi. Dr Abram was part owner along with Alan Jones.
The airline operated to Sydney - Quirindi - Gunnedah - Wee Waa return and Sydney - West Wyalong return. Also to Premer and Murrurundi where Dr Abram held medical practices.

Crash 1974

At approximately 1537 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 13 March 1974, a De Havilland Dove DH1D4 Series 5 aircraft, registered VH-WST, and a Piper Twin Comanche PA30-160B aircraft, registered VH-WWB, collided in flight above a point 3 225 metres north of Bankstown Airport, Sydney, New South Wales.

The Dove aircraft had taken-off from Bankstown Airport and was orbiting the airport at about 1 500 feet above terrain before proceeding to Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport.

Some two minutes later the Twin Comanche aircraft also took-off from Bankstown Airport and was proceeding to a training area in  the vicinity of Camden. The collision occurred in the Bankstown Control Zone in visual meteorological conditions (VMC), and both aircraft were operating under
the Visual Flight Rules (VFR).

Following the mid-air impact, both aircraft fell to the ground in a residential area of the suburb of Bass Hill, causing damage to houses and other property.

The sole occupant of the Dove aircraft and the three occupants of the Twin Comanche aircraft were killed. Both aircraft were destroyed by the collision and ground impact.

Download the full accident report 'HERE'

Please contact me if you know more about this airline.

Skyway Owners Dr Abram & Alan Jones
Photo courtesy Anna Scott