VH-EAY DHC-3 Otter
Here's a delightful color shot
from the Ben Dannecker collection of a Qantas Otter at Goroka in
1959. Originally Beavers
replaced the aging Drovers on some of Qantas' internal PNG routes
were upgraded to Otters in 1958, four of them being acquired from de
Canada. -EAY was the third
delivered. When the Australian Government transferred the New
Guinea domestic operations to their own Trans
Australia Airlines in 1960, VH-EAY became
VH-SBS, registered in the latter airline's 'TAA Sunbird Service'
series. . It was written off when
it crashed near Mendi, PNG on 2 December 1961.