VH-RIF    Cessna 172D Skyhawk                                          (c/n  17249932)


                                            Registered VH-RYO from  February 1963 to March 1964 before becoming VH-RIF
                                          . David Carter’s picture from December 1969 shows it at Bankstown where it had received
                                            maintenance.   In the mid 1970s the Skyhawk was based at Archerfield.   It was damaged
                                            in August 1980 and spent the next six years off the register.    In July 2006 its registration
                                            was revoked and quickly reallocated to another aircraft, suggesting authorities knew it was
                                            likely never to fly again.