VH-BLM  Noordyn UC-64A Norseman                    (c/n  252)


                                            This aircraft was A71-8 when in RAAF service.  It was built to a USAAF contract as 43-5261.
                                            It is seen above in Gibbes Sepik checkered tail markings somewhere in PNG in the 1940s in this
                                            rare shot from the Bob Neate collection.   It was re-registered VH-GSC in April 1959 to be in
                                            line with other GSA aircraft.  It then went to Mandated Airlines, and crashed in December 1960
                                            at Kuli PNG.      The aircraft was on a flight from Minj to Mendi when it struck a mountain, the
                                            pilot and passenger being killed.