de Havilland D.H.89B Dragon Rapide
Formerly the RAF's HG674.
Delivered to New Zealand in October 1943 as NZ530.
Sold to Union Airways in 1946 and
named "Tareke", a name it retained after it was
absorbed by NZNAC. Seen above in original livery and below (in a
print) in the revised markings
adopted by New Zealand National Airways in the early-
to-mid 1950s. It was sold to West Coast Airways in 1956. It
force landed and was
off in an accident at Shotover River near Queenstown Airport after a
engine failure had occured on 15