ZK - CPS    c/n 1609
Imported by Hawker-Siddeley, Wellington, 1965, ff 03/12/1965
To Fieldair Ltd., Gisborne, 01/1966
Flown by John Riddell, Basil Martin and Keith Turner.
Force landed at Rakauroa 28/10/1972
Rebuilt, flown by Keith Turner 23/05/1973 to 30/05/1975
Crashed into trees at Nikau, 24/11/1976
Steve Welch fatally injured
Written off 13/04/1977
Only a month old when at Ardmore 30th January 1966        © Peter Lewis

One year old at Gisborne 27th December 1966        © Don Noble

Lined up at Gisborne 6th May 1969        © Neville Worsley

At Gisborne circa 1970        © Ernie Tait

At Gisborne with another Beaver and 2 DC-3's 28th February 1971        
                                      © Dave Bates

And taken a few minutes later 28th February 1971        © Dave Bates

At Gisborne 15th January 1972        © Don Noble

At Gisborne 27th February 1972        © Dave Bates

Darby Dunstan preparing CPS for the truck ride back to Gisborne
Taken at Rakauroa after forced landing off Parker's strip 28th October 1972
              © Unknown Source - G Mills Archives

As above        © G Mills Archives

Now based at Masterton 27th January 1974       © Dave Bates

At Masterton 8th January 1975        © Don Noble

Keith Turner working in CPS near Masterton circa 1975
                                      © Keith Turner

Keith Turner with CPS at Masterton circa 1975        © Keith Turner

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