Havilland D.H.86 Express
Another of those "do I put it out there or
not?" type images (as is the one for ZK-AEG). Again,
historical sake, I am including them, pending the acquisition of better
shots (anybody out there
ZK-AEF was one of three D.H.86s ordered by Union Airways in 1935.
two were -AEG
and -AEH). It was named 'Kotuku' (White Heron). It was
impressed into the
RNZAF during WW II as NZ552. Like the
Rapides it went to Fiji in 1941. This aircraft
unfortunately ran into a
ditch whilst being taxied in 1943 and
was damaged beyond repair.
bits and pieces were
returned to New Zealand.