VH-AHY (1) de Havilland D.H.84A
Nice study of a New
England Airways D.H. Dragon at Casino, NSW, circa 1947 from the
Roger McDonald collection. This
Australian built machine was ex RAAF A34-84 and civilian-
ized in May 1946. It was later
sold to Taylors Air Transport of Lae, and departed Sydney on
delivery to New Guinea on 8 June 1947,
accompanied by another Dragon VH-AFK which
had also just been purchased by Joe Taylor.
VH-AHY crashed on landing at Hope Creek,
New Guinea on 20 May
1948 when the pilot undershot the difficult strip.