ZK - BMF c/n 948
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Imported by DH NZ about October of 1956. It was not assembled immediately but stored until
February 1958. It first flew at Wellington on 04-03-1958 and used as a demonstrator.
Noted at Nelson 1960. To Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne 24/04/1961
Flown by Ray Misson 1965, Colin Green and many others.
Flown by Bill Luther early 1980's out of Gisborne
Loaded by Graeme Mills for one day March 1985!!!!
To FR & MK Wright, Tauranga, 1992, rebuilt to passenger configuration.
Exported to Canada 1994 & Registered C-FGAL to Glacier Air, Fort St.James, B.C. 7/9/1992
Registered as N712TS to Hans Munich, Eastsound, WA 7/12/2000
Departed Sitka Airport (Alaska) at 1835 hrs 20/09/2004, destination Baranof Warm Springs.
Aircraft and it's 5 on board never arrived. 6 days of intense searching failed to find any
trace. 1 Pilot and 4 passengers presumed dead. Nothing has been seen since.
BMF sited at Nelson 20/02/1960 when de Havilland were promoting the
type across New Zealand © Don Noble
Arrival at Gisborne brand new after being purchased by Lawson Field
18th May 1961 © Via Gisborne Photo News
At Dannevirke with BBX September 1969 © Dave Paull
Now with the yellow engine cowl at Dannevirke 28th December 1970
© Don Noble
3 years and one day later, again at Dannevirke, with new paint scheme.
© Don Noble
Now based at Waipukarau 23rd January 1977 © Don Noble
At Gisborne with the all yellow fin 9th January 1981 © Don Noble
Same as above but with a few friends © Don Noble
At Gisborne 6th January 1985 with my then 4 year old son Aidan
© Graeme Mills
Nearing completion after a complete rebuild by Frank Wright and his team
circa 1991 © Frank Wright
Now in Fort St. James, Canada as C-FGAL 1993 © John Olafson
Now as N712TS at Anacortes, Washington State July 2002
` © Dave Adams