ZK-BFD   Cessna 180            (c/n    30867)


                                                 Washed out photo of a topdressing Cessna.  Another of Rural Aviation's vast fleet.
                                                  Incidentally, the original ZK-BFD was to have been the BCPA DC-6 VH-BPE which
                                                  crashed near San Francisco in Oct 1953 (before it could be re-registered ZK-BGD).
                                                  Anyway, this Cessna was imported in July 1954.   It served Rural for three years and
                                                  then had a series of topdressing owners, winding up with Barr Birothers in the early
                                                  1960s.  ZK-BFD undershot a landing at Awhitu on 8 April 1965 and was written off
                                                  when it hit the end of the airstrip.   It was maintained on the register until 1968 but never