VH-FDA in service with the RFDS at Broken Hill before it was converted to a Mark 3A with dihedral on the tailplane. Reregistered VH-UNK in September 1967 so its former marks could be used on a new Beagle 206.
No explanation as to what happened here but the proximity to the hangars suggests VH-UNF has been blown over in a storm. It was repaired and in September 1934 sold to Ansett Airways. -UNF became one of the aircraft lost in a hangar fire at Essendon airport on February 28, 1939. Photo from: National Library of Australia
An iconic photo of the citizens of Albury towing Uiver out of the mud, allowing the KLM DC-2 to take off and finish in second place in the London to Melbourne Air Race. Pilots Parmentier and Moll had managed a hairy emergency landing on the local racecourse, lit by the headlights of private car owners, during the night. Photo from: Tropenmuseum
KLM's London to Melbourne Air Race adventure might very well have ended in disaster when Uiver got caught in a thunderstorm at night. Thanks to the townsfolk of Albury, the DC-2 was able to land safely, and here Captain Parmentier is seen taking off from the racecourse, leaving the rest of the crew and the payload behind. This was possibly against the race rules but no one seems to have protested. Photo from: State Library Victoria
VH-EAW was transferred to TAA when it took over Qantas' Papua New Guinea routes. Reregistered VH-SBQ in December 1960. Ditched on April 14, 1961 and drifted onto rocks. Wrecked. Photo from: State Library of Queensland