VH-UTF  Sikorsky S-58                              (c/n   58-414)


                                      I've always thought the S-58 was a very ugly machine.  Rare in Australia, this one was imported
                                      for Helicopter Utilities Pty Ltd of Sydney and used in New Guinea.  The above photo was taken
                                      at Port Moresby in 1968 by Norm Weeding.   First registered in November 1967, it had a short
                                      Australian career, crashing on takeoff due to mechanical failure at Gladstone, Qld on 30 October
                                      1969.    It was destroyed by fire but the 12 pax and 2 crew managed to escape unhurt.