VH-DNV Cessna 172F
Registered in June 1965, VH-DNV was new when it was shipped to
Australia from Wichita, where
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
Carburettor icing was suspected.