VH-AHY (1)  de Havilland D.H.84A Dragon                  (c/n  2073)


                                          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.