VH-UTX was registered in March 1966 to Helicopter Utilities, of
Sydney, a major helicopter
also flew under the Airfast name, especially overseas. When David
graphed it as Mascot in 1969 it
was in the company’s all yellow livery and marked Helicopter
In July 1974 it was moved to the PNG
register as P2-UTX with Airfast at Port
Moresby before returning to Australia in September 1981.
–UTX was damaged beyond
near Well Tree Station, Northern Territory, when a sudden loss of
engine power during
a scenic flight
forced it down in a swamp. The pilot and two
passengers survived. It is
Bell was normally used for cattle mustering.
Note: From October 2001 to
June 2005 there was another Bell 47G registered VH-UTX,
a 1970 built 47G-5A with c/n 25152
. It was a former Royal Malaysian Air Force machine
and later became VH-CKN.