VH-EAV. de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 741.
Was also registered as: VH-DHI and VH-AVR.
This was the last 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) - February 07, 1955
Purchased from de Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas Airways - February 17, 1955
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAV - April 01, 1955
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Departed Sydney (Bankstown) for operations in Papua-New Guinea - April 10, 1955
Sold to de Havilland Australia - April 16, 1959
Reregister as VH-DHI - April 16, 1959
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 11, 1960
Repurchased by Qantas Airways on behalf of Fiji Airways Limited, Nausori, Suva, Fiji Islands - February 22, 1960
Entered onto Fijian Aircraft Register as VQ-FAA
Registered Fiji Airways - March 04, 1960
Cancelled from Fijian Aircraft Register - 1963
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AVR - February 08, 1963
Registered to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown
This aircraft was destroyed when it crashed at Armidale, N.S.W. - July 09, 1964
It crashed from a low altitude when a wing broke away in flight due to the failure of a wing strut fitting
It was engaged in agricultural operations at the time
Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 1965
VH-DHI. de Havilland Australia - in the basic Qantas livery at Whyndham Airport, circa 1959.
(B. Anderson Copyright Image 1920-472.)