VH-URT  de Havilland D.H.86                             (c/n  2312)

                               Whilst photographs of VH-USW are comparatively common (there are three on my page for it)
                               illustrations of VH-URT are rare indeed, and I am indebted to Wally Civitico for the above shot
                               which he gleaned from the Exxon Mobil archives.   Looks like it was brand new at the time which
                               would date the picture early 1935. -URT also appears in the image below from the Geoff Goodall
                               collection seen alongside -USW. . Finally, at the foot of the page is a cropped shot from the archives
                               of the CAHS.  The reason for the scarcity of photos of -URT stems from the fact that nine months
                               after being put into service by Holyman's Airways (in January 1935), it crashed into the sea off
                               Flinders Island (on 2 October 1935). .    This was the second D.H.86 to suffer a watery death,
                               since the same fate befell VH-URN almost exactly a year earlier.    VH-URT was named "Loina"