Originally intended to be VH-EZV, that identity was not taken up despite
it being painted on
the tail . Instead it became VH-FIJ with Flinders
Island Airways at Moorabbin in July 1970.
David Carter photographed it at Bankstown while it was awaiting
delivery. 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.