VH-EAS. de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 643.

Was also registered as: VH-AAP.

 

This aircraft was the first of four aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Built by de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd, Downsview, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Powered by Pratt and Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior engine

Delivered by de Havilland Canada to de Havilland Australia at Sydney (Bankstown) - December 12, 1954

Purchased from de Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas Airways - December 22, 1954

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAS - January 12, 1955

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Sold to Sutton Motors, Sydney - January 22, 1958

Sold to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown - 1958

Reregistered as VH-AAP - June 20, 1958

The aircraft was written off in an accident at Goulbourn, NSW - August 23, 1958

 

VH-EAS. Qantas - in the original livery at Brisbane Eagle Farm Airport, January 1955.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-052.)