ZK-BGG  Cessna 180                  (c/n    31128)


                                              Sold 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 river
                                              bed, ZK-BGG was repaired and sold in Australia as VH-BQD the second (replaced an aircraft of
                                              that same marking which had crashed).  Coincidentally, it had a c/n only eight numbers from the one
                                              which crashed!    It was withdrawn from use in February of 1960. This shot by Jim Dyson is circa
                                              1955 (via the David Molesworth collection).