VH-UTW (1)   Sikorsky S-58B                            (c/n  58-898)


                                         Greg Banfield's photo (above) of this S-58B as VH-UTW (in Helicopter Utilities white, yellow
                                         and black livery) at Mascot on 17 November 1965 is rare in that its identity as such was very
                                         short-lived.   Formerly N871 it operated in New Guinea in 1959 as part of World Wide Heli-
                                         copters' large chopper fleet.   It was then re-registered VH-WWG briefly in 1960 to World
                                         Wide Air Services Pty Ltd of Port Moresby, but returned to the US later in that year and
                                         reverted to N871.     By 1965 it was back in Sydney, assembled by Helicopter Utilities, and
                                         restored to the VH- register again, this time as -UTW.  The photo below, also by Greg, shows
                                         it at Mascot in 1965 (sans rotors and tail prop) being prepared to shed its US livery and be
                                         painted into Helicopter Utilities rather unimaginative scheme.   On 8 July 1966 it crashed at Kieta,
                                         Bouganville on landing when the main rotor struck an object.  The helicopter was written off, and
                                         the pilot, W. Mayo injured.   The next year this registration was given to a new Bell 204B.