VH-MUD was imported into Australia by David Knight, of Coonabarabran
and was registered
1967. Knight, who had previously owned Bonanza VH-GPA, had purchased
model sight unseen from California where it had been N246K.
He flew it across the Pacific
himself . Knight switched to a twin and sold –MUD but would
later return to owning more
Bonanzas including VH-BKM, a Model A36 in which Knight and his wife
lost their lives near
Tenterfield on September 24, 2005.
David Carter’s photo above of –MUD dates from
1978 when he saw it at Bankstown. Around that time it was
owned by a pilot from the NSW
Central Coast. It was current in November 2016 and
registered to an owner from Nyngan,