VH-DZD Cessna 177
VH-DZD was the 20th Cardinal built and was registered in Australia in
February 1967. David Carter’s
photograph above dates from 1969 and shows it on a wet day at
Bankstown. On November 12, 1985,
–DVD was cruising near Morven,
Queensland, when the windshield was suddenly covered in engine oil.
subsequent forced landing on a sealed rural road, the aircraft suffered
major damage. However,
it was repaired and returned to the air. Since January 2013, –DZD
has been owned by Trent Shirvington,
a racing car driver from western Sydney.