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c/n 1563
VH-BSY of BENDERS in the field.
Photo: Dudley McDermott © c.1972 - via Peter Reardon
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

c/n 1563

VH-IDV

VH-BSY

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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.

Destroyed

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The Electric McNaught pump in action.

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