Friday, 14 December 2012
It was restored following rebuild to the Maule Syndicate of Wakitipu on 22-10-1996
It was transferred to Southern Alps Air Ltd of Wanaka on 30-09-1997. David Saxton of Haast took charge from 03-03-1998 before it went back to the Maule Syndicate of Queenstown in late November.
It had a couple more incidents - at Mt Somers on 09-04-2000 and at Taieri on 26-04-2003. At the end of July 2005 ownership passed to Safe Road Systems Ltd of Omarama and more recently (22-07-2012) to Mike Earl Earthmoving Ltd of Waikari, North Canterbury.
I reckon there are seventeen Maule's of all models on the register - ten in the South and seven in the North Island.