VH-MFG Cessna 185D Skywagon
This Missionary Aviation Fellowship Skywagon is
carrying the organization's titling (many of them
did not) when this shot,
by Alan Bovelt was taken at Wewak's smaller strip at Wirwa in 1967.
the former VH-BVM first registered in February 1963, and was originally
to the USA
division of Mafair based across the border in Indonesia as
PK-MPG. In January
ferried down to Mafair's maintenance base at Ballarat, Victoria and
then remained parked in
hangar there all year before re-emerging as VH-MFG in March
1967. Three months later it
went missing on a short flight from Telefomin to Olsobip, and its wreck
has never been found.