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
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
ZK-BFD undershot a landing at Awhitu on 8 April 1965 and was written off
hit the end of the airstrip. It was maintained on the register
until 1968 but never