Photo (from the Geoff
Goodall collection) taken in the hangar at Deniliquin, NSW in July
, (and MZ251 and
A11-13 during WW II) it had been returned to the register
on 21 September 1965 by Mr. J.
Stewart of Deniliquin, a former mayor the town, who proudly
Deniliquin's aeronautical designation for the registration VH-DQN.
Painted in a blue and
white scheme, it retained the
fabric covering over the AOP-3 rear cabin perspex areas as applied
to VH-BGI. After sale to a
Melbourne owner, this Auster was damaged when it struck power
lines during a forced
landing at Kooweerup, Victoria and flipped over on to its back, luckily
out serious injury to the pilot and passenger.
At last report VH-DQN was a long-term restoration
project at Keilor, Victoria.