ZK-AEF  de Havilland D.H.86 Express                        (c/n  2330)


                                     Another of those "do I put it out there or not?" type images (as is the one for  ZK-AEG).  Again,
                                     for historical sake, I am including them, pending the acquisition of better shots (anybody out there
                                     have them?). ZK-AEF was one of three D.H.86s ordered by Union Airways in 1935.  The other
                                     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.
                                     Some bits and pieces were returned to New Zealand.