VH-PNE  Cessna 180A Skywagon                                   (c/n  50181)

                                            This was originally the first VH-CXO, registered in April 1961, ex N5283D   It was re-registered
                                            VH-PNE in January 1962 when acquired by Patair.    It is seen above at Port Moresby in 1966 in
                                            this rare shot by Alan Bovelt.   It carried the name 'Mount Suckling".     Papuan Airlines owned it
                                            until September 1970 when it crashed after hitting a fence on landing at Clifton Homestaead, some
                                            70 miles from Rockhampton, Queensland.     Why it was so far from its base in New Guinea at the
                                            time is not known.