This is the TRUE story of Capt. Rod Lovell and the successful ditching of DC-3, VH-EDC

Rod Lovell

On 24 April 1994, long before “Sully” became famous for ditching a plane into America’s Hudson River, all 25 souls on board were saved when a pilot was forced to ditch a DC-3 aircraft into Australia’s own Botany Bay after encountering problems just seconds after taking off from Sydney Airport.

The pilot, now retired Captain Rod Lovell, launched a book detailing the truth behind the ditching and blowing the whistle on his treatment by the authorities which crushed him financially and destroyed his professional flying career.

The controversial story highlights 25 years of frustration and persecution.

This website covers the ditching and Rod’s long fight to right an incredible wrong.

Rod is now a proud member of The Goldfish Club