VH-EAU. de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. c/n 646.

It was also registered as: VH-SMB & VH-SMH.


This was the third 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 07, 1954

Purchased from De Havilland Australia, Bankstown by Qantas Airways - December 31, 1954

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAU - March 18, 1955

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Sold to de Havilland Australia - November 29, 1958

Reregister as VH-SMB - December 09, 1958

Sold to Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority - December 23, 1958

The aircraft was named 'Snow Gander'

Percy Zionzee was the Chief Pilot for the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority

Reregistered VH-SMH - September 27, 1967

Sold to Aerial Agriculture Pty Ltd, Bankstown - November 13, 1967

Sold to North Canada Air Ltd - June 1972

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-TCW - ?

Observed operated by Staron Flight as C-FTCW - October 16, 1987

Observed operated by Harbour Air and fitted with floats - ?

Sold to Trans Provincial as C-FTCW - 1992

Sold to North Pacific Seaplanes Limited, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

Current with North Pacific Seaplanes Ltd - 2008



VH-EAU. Qantas - in the original livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, January 1955.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-473.)