VH-DRD crashed at Mooraberrie Station on January 11, 1952. It was stripped of useful parts and abandoned. The fuselage was taken to the homestead at the north side of the airfield and used as a chicken house. In 1980 the remains of -DRD were recovered to Mt Isa where they and parts from other aircraft were restored as a memorial for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Removing the fuselage from Mooraberrie required some caution as the world's deadliest land snake, the inland taipan, would have found it a happy hunting ground for mice and rats.
A Trans-Canada Airlines/Air Canada Viscount from June 11, 1958 until withdrawn in October 1972. Sold to United aircraft Services April 27, 1974, the aircraft was to go to Zarie Aero Services in November 1978. Ferried to Cartierville, Quebec, but the sale fell through and it was later leased to Air Cardinal August 1980-April 1981 and about a week in June 1982. Sold to Scibe Airlift as 9Q-CTS in January 1986, it went to Flair Airlines in January 1987 only to be damaged in 1988 at Tshikapa Airport, Zaire during landing. The airliner became derelict until broken up there in 1993.
Just delivered on September 18, 1980, Big Sky would have to return this Metro after declaring bankruptcy in 1988. They would recover and eventually would have operated 26 Metros before shutting down in 2007.