Victoria based. Shortly after this photo date it landed on a lake in the Queen Charlotte Islands and an engine caught fire. It was extinguished, but only just. The aircraft was now marooned on the lake so a Sikorsky S-64 was sent to lift it out of the lake and onto an ocean-going barge so that it could be brought home for repair.
Used to support the construction of the Manapouri power station, and sold in Fiji as VQ-FBC in February 1969. Utah Williamson Burnett was a joint venture between Utah Construction & Mining Company (USA), Burnett Motors Ltd. (Ashburton, New Zealand) and W. Williamson Construction Company (Christchurch, New Zealand), created solely for the Manapouri power station project in New Zealand.
Operated on services from Mackay to Brampton Island on the Great Barrier Reef but was unable to handle the sea conditions. Sold in New Zealand as ZK-CDV. Airline returned to using boats until an airstrip was built. TAA photo.
Parked outside the General Aviation Terminal and photographed from the very useful northerly pier. The name on the nose was not recorded at the time and is not quite readable on the image. To C-GHDD in 1974. Cancelled 7 May 1988. To VH-OAW and then to turbine power as VH-PPI.