VH-RIZ Cessna 402
Registered to Rex Aviation at Bankstown in September 1968, VH-RIZ had
been ferried to
Australia as N4072Q. It was used as a demonstrator initially
before being delivered to an
unknown customer . By January 1970 it was owned by Hawker
de Havilland, probably as
the result of a trade-in . That month David
Carter photographed it at Bankstown undergoing
some minor maintenance ahead of its planned delivery flight to Cairns.
Alas, it was never to
it, since shortly after the above photo was taken, it crashed flying
into North Bell Peak
during a night descent into its destination airport. The pilot
and his passenger were killed instantly.