Last flew in 1965 and left parked in the open at Port Hedland where it quickly became derelict in the extreme heat. Since then has been subject to several restoration attempts, the latest at Caboolture, Queensland.
VH-UYX was an entry in the REDeX air reliability trial, an aviation version of car reliability trials run by an company selling a fuel additive. The air trial passed through three Australian states and one territory. -UYX was struck off the register in in March 1963 after it did not recover from a collapsed undercarriage at Darwin in January 1960.
Operated by the aero club into World War II when it was grounded due to restrictions on private flying. Returned to the air in 1946. Later became VH-PMG, then BMG and finally -RKM. Cancelled from the Australian register for the final time in 1965. Went to the Chewing Gum Field Air Museum. Sold in New Zealand as a restoration project about 1987 with ZK-APR reserved for it. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Built as a DH.87A but fitted with the square-tipped wings of the DH.87B when assembled at Archerfield. Crashed at Hughenden, Queensland, on December 31, 1955 when it hit a fence during a go-around. Photo from: State Library of Queensland