VH-FIJ  Beech A36 Bonanza                            ()c/n  E-227)


                                        Originally intended to be VH-EZV, that identity was not taken up despite it being painted
                                        on the tail    In the event it was reregistered VH-FIJ when sold to Flinders Island Airways
                                        at Moorabbin in July 1970.  David Carter took the shots in this ebntry.  Below it is seen at
                                        Bankstown in 1970 awaiting its Australian registration, and above some days later, now as
                                        -FIJ, prior to flying down to Melbourne.    In October 1988 it became VH-NYL based at
                                        Darwin. The following month, on November 25, it came to grief at Port Hurd when it landed
                                        on its belly. It was next subject to an accident report when it force landed on a beach near
                                        Milingimbi and the undamaged Bonanza became immersed in saltwater when the tide came in
                                     .  -NYL was still on register in August 2016, owned by Geoffrey Hunt who has a large fleet
                                        of aircraft based out of Darwin.