De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver c/n 1054 was built for the US Military as a L-20 and allocated the US serial 56-364 and delivered on 25-02-1957. Post military service it was allocated the US civil registration of N74085 with State Airlines. I believe they refurbished it and sold it on to NZ.
It was imported by DH NZ in 1965 and first flew here on 07-10-1965 as ZK-BXJ and was allocated to Barr Bros (HB) Ltd at Waipukarau, arriving there on the following day.
It was finally cancelled on 04-03-1996 and returned to Canada where it became C-FYNT on14-06-1996 with Les Placements JSGP Inc at Mascouche, Quebec. Later ownership changes include moves to Club Cesar (1993) Ltd at St Hilaire, Q from 26-07-2002. To Olivier Brossard of St-Basile-Le Grand, Q on 19-11-2009. To Eta Avn & Cesar Camp du Nord Inc on 24-02-2010 and the most recent move is to Air Tamarac Inc at St-Hyacynthe, Quebec on 12-07-2010.