VH-BLM Noordyn UC-64A
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
line with other GSA
aircraft. It then went to Mandated Airlines, and crashed in
at Kuli PNG. The aircraft was on a flight
from Minj to Mendi when it struck a mountain, the
passenger being killed.