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Pilatus Porter History
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S/N 628

S/N: 628 Built: 1966 TSN: -
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-FCO PC-6/B1-H2 Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG 1967-01-07 1967-06-27 ferry registration
VH-FSB PC-6/B1-H2 Forrester Stephen 1967-02-24 1971-05-18 ops in Antarctica 69-71
ZK-DFJ PC-6/B1-H2 Mount Cook Line 1971-06-02 1971-07-07 for evaluation
VH-FSB PC-6/B1-H2 Forrester Stephen 1971-07-12 1975-01-23 dbr in storm at Mawson base
           
The Porter was used to assist the Australian Antarctic Division in exploring a mountain range in the beginning of 1970. In January 1975 VH-FSB was damaged beyond repair  by a storm at the Mawson base.

VH-FSB of Forrester Stephen in the original livery - Photo Archive Markus Herzig © 1968 ZK-DFJ with Mount Cook Line for evaluation - Photo Mike Madden/Tony Arbon collection © Jun-71
VH-FSB of Forrester Stephen at Essendon - Photo Mike Madden/Tony Arbon collection © Aug-71 VH-FSB on board a ship heading towards the Mawson Base - Photo by Robbin Waterhouse © 1972
VH-FSB rolled away with manpower from an ice-floe - Photo by Robbin Waterhouse © 1972

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