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VH-BSY of BENDERS in the field.
Photo: Dudley McDermott © c.1972 - via Peter Reardon
VH-BSY having some quiet time at Launceston.
Photo: John Roger © c.1972 - Aird Archives
VH-BSY getting "juice" in Tasmanian highlands.
Photo: via Peter Reardon (on left) © 1971
VH-BSY spends her lunch break on Cloudy Bay beach, Bruny Island, Tasmania.
Photo: Peter Reardon © 1971
VH-BSY being loaded.
Photo: via Peter Rerardon © 1970
VH-IDV with Aerial Agriculture.
Photo: Eric Wagner © via Eddie Coates Collection





Hawker de Havilland Australia. Delivered 22-May-1965.

VH-IDV Aerial Agriculture, Bankstown, NSW. Dates unknown.

VH-BSY Benders Spreading Services Pty., Ltd., Hobart, Tasmania. Regd 22-May-1967.

Accident: Hamilton, Tasmania. 19-Apr-1974. Having taken off from Hamilton Plains to complete an agricultural roster, the aircraft struck a newly installed power line. Wing detached and aircraft struck ground and burst into flames. Peter Arthur and Frances M.K. Johnson suffered fatal injuries. Incident report 197403118.



The Electric McNaught pump in action.