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c/n 89
ZK-AXK "Jerry" shortly before the demise.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Eddie Coates Collection
Photo: Phil Lightband © - via Graeme Mills - Kiwi Beavers
ZK-AXK parked at, possibly, Bell Rock.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1950's - George Thompson Collection
Photo: David Jackson © - via Graeme Mills - Kiwi Beavers

c/n 89



• ZK-AXK de Havilland New Zealand. Delivered by ship. First flight at Mangere, Auckland 17-Nov-1950.

Note:-Mangere is now Auckland’s main Airport

• ZK-AXK Rural Aviation Ltd, Bell Block, New Plymouth, NZ. Regd 12-Jan-1951. Named “Jerry”.Canx 08-Jul-1954 as written off.

Note: The first Beaver to be developed as an agricultural aircraft for topdressing.

Note:-Named “Jerry” after Rural Aviations first pilot who was killed topdressing.

Accident: Mangamahu (possibly Kellicks Airstrip) Wanganui, West coast of North Island, NZ 20-Apr-1954. Aircraft written off. Pilot W. Ramsay McGill was fatally injured.

• Written off •