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Photo: Warwick Bigsworth Collection © - Aird Archives
ZK-BFN at Gisborne.
Photo: Peter Lewis © 16 February 1966 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Aird Archives
ZK-BFN dropping wire during field tests.
Photo: Unknown photographer © possibly DHC - via Neville Worsley and Graeme Mills





Entries preceded by dates are extracts from Canadian Department of Transport archives.

24-Aug-1953 Allotment to DHC of Block of registrations CF-HGQ to CF-HGZ inclusive.

12-Feb-1954 Test flown for Aircraft Inspection Release Certificate by (signature illegible).

12-Feb-1954 DHC advise Department of Transport that DHC-2 #564 CF-HGW owner is DHC.

12-Feb-1954 Certificate of Airworthiness #4291 issued.

12-Feb-1954 Certificate of Registration #12704 issued to de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Toronto, ON.

(described as ‘agricultural Beaver’ and a hopper was included in the weight and balance calculation).

31-Mar-1954 DHC request a Certificate of Airworthiness For Export (to de Havilland Aircraft, Wellington, New Zealand).

31-Mar-1954 Canadian certificates returned to DoT for cancellation.

CF-HGW de Havilland Aircraft. Delivered 12-Apr-1954. Canx 06-May-1954. Registration probably never worn.

ZK-BFN Imported by de Havilland New Zealand. Rangotai, Auckland, NZ. As trials aircraft. Apr-1954.

ZK-BFN Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne, NZ. Regd 20-May-1954. Canx 28-Apr-1969.

Accident: Rakauroa, 27-Jan-1958. Pilot C. B. Oman. Other details unknown.

Accident: Gisborne Airport NZ. 14-Apr-1969. Crashed on test flight after rebuild. Aileron controls incorrectly fitted. Pilot, J. P. Riddell, and one other crew seriously injured. Aircraft written off.

Damaged beyond repair