Australia as N4516Q, VH-WDB was registered in June 1969 about the time
David Carter snapped it outside
Rex Aviation’s showroom at
Bankstown. In May
1974 it joined the new Papua New Guinea register as P2-WDB.
Acquired by Talair,
it was registered in that company’s usual GK block as P2-GKE in May
1976 . It later
P2-ALA with Airlink, probably when Airlink bought Talair’s operations
Region in October 1990 . The 402A was withdrawn
prior to 2004 when Airlink
delivery of ATR42 VH-ALA. Airlink folded in 2007.