Times Past: June 17, 1988

June 17 2024 - 12:00am

On this day in 1988, the 44-year-old "Gooney Bird" passed through Canberra as it was on the final leg of its tour of duty. It had embarked on a month-long flight around Australia. The plane flew gracefully over Canberra and could not have looked any more different than its namesake, the albatross.

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Ray Athwal

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