PZL-Mielec PZL M18B Dromader ZK-MIB c/n 1Z006-05 has finally been cancelled from our register. It was noted being placed in a container at Masterton back on September of 2006 for export to Jones Air of St George, Queensland. with whom it was rumoured to be in line for refitting with a turboprop TPE331 engine. Afaik it has not come on the Australian register.
First entry I have on this large aircraft is of it being HA-MTK with Szemp Air in Hungary from 09-04-1981. By April 2001 it was working for Polonia Airways at Warsaw. It had the SP-KGD registration reserved but I believe these were never applied. It arrived at Masterton on 16-04-2003 to become ZK-MIB for The Little Aeroplane Co Ltd on 25-07-03. It appeared to spend most of its time parked as in the above pic taken at Masterton on 29-03-2004.