It joined the Fieldair Ltd fleet at Gisborne from 24-04-1961.
|Two views of ZK-BMF at Wellington on 27-05-1964.|
Repaired following damage earlier in the month.
|ZK-BMF at Dannevirke on 02-03-1969.|
ZK-BMF at Dannevirke in September of 1969.Like the rest of the fleet it passed through the Company name changes to Fieldair Holdings (Central) Ltd, Palmerston North on 18-11-80 and to Fieldair Holdings Ltd on 30-03-1984.
After being withdrawn it was stored at Gisborne until rebuilt to passenger configuration by Frank Wright of Tauranga; being registered to Frank & Kay Wright on 18-09-1991.
It was sold abroad and cancelled from the NZ register on 13-08-1992.
Some more NZ pics of it appear on the link below.
On 14-08-1992 it appeared on the Canadian register as C-FGAL with Glacier Air Ltd of Fort James, British Columbia until being canceled on 22-12-1998
I believe in late1998 it became N998CL but can find no reference as such. It moved to N712TS on 07-12-2000 with Hans Munich of East Sound, Washington.
Some pics of it appear on the following link.
Sadly it disappeared on 20-09-2004 with five persons aboard.