VH-EAV. de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 741.
Was also registered as: VH-DHI and VH-AVR.
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 Bankstown - February 7, 1955
Purchased from de Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas - February 17, 1955
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAV - April 1, 1955
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd
Departed Sydney 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 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 4, 1960
Cancelled from Fijian Aircraft Register - 1963
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AVR - February 8, 1963
Registered to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown
Aircraft was destroyed when it crashed at Armidale, N.S.W. - July 9, 1964
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 - in the basic Qantas livery at Whyndham Airport, circa 1959..