ZK-BGG Cessna 180
by the distributor, Rural Aviation to Advanced Aviation of New Plymouth
in January 1955.
Following a take-off
accident at Mangahao near Pahitatua in 1956, wherein it wound up in a
bed, ZK-BGG was
repaired and sold in Australia as VH-BQD
the second (replaced an aircraft of
marking which had crashed). Coincidentally, it had a c/n only
eight numbers from the one
crashed! It was withdrawn from use in February of
1960. This shot by Jim Dyson is circa
(via the David Molesworth collection).