VH-BHV August-Bell 206A
Here's VH-BHV along
with sister ship VH-BHW (c/n 8050) at Perth's Jandakot Airport in July
had just been uncrated at Jandakot a few weeks earlier after being
shipped out from the UK as
of Bristow Helicopters Ltd's early ventures in Australia. The pair,
built earlier that year on the Italian
production line at Milan, had been British registered G-AWIL and G-AWIM
respectively in April 1968.
floats installed at Jandakot and then sent to Karatha in the north of
WA where Bristow had
contract supporting oil drilling rigs at sea. -BHV had a number
of accidents and was written off
a crash at Karratha on 26 August 1976.