Withdrawn from use in 1966 after severe corrosion found in the airframe. It was caused by foam sprayed on the aircraft by an overzealous firefighter when its undercarriage collapsed on landing at Athens. It was not the only trouble during the delivery flight from the UK, where it had been G-APSJ. The late arrival of the aircraft in Australia cost the buyer a contract and led to legal action against the seller.
VH-CLI now with the Central Australian Aviation Museum. Bessie Springs is on McArthur River Station and was once a regular stop for Connellan. Since those days a new airport with a sealed runway and apron has been built 20 miles away at the McArthur River Mine.