VH-DNV  Cessna 172F Skyhawk                               (c/n  17252704)


                                        Registered in June 1965, VH-DNV was new when it was shipped to Australia from Wichita, where
                                        it had been N8798U.      David Carter’s photograph dates from 1982 when it was parked at Banks-
                                        town in a more modern livery than the one applied in the factory.     –DNV was lost when the engine
                                        failed to respond as the pilot tried to climb after a low flight over Sydney’s northern beaches on 18 May,
                                       1985.      It ditched in the surf at North Curl Curl.    The occupants were safe but the aircraft was a write
                                       -off.   Carburettor icing was suspected.