ZK-NEE. Boeing 737-2A6. c/n 20195-205.
This aircraft was ordered new by Essex Wire Company - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 1969
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1288 - September 02, 1969
Registered to Essex Wire Company / Essex International
First flown as N1288 - September 02, 1969
Leased to United Technologies Contran Inc - Febrruary 1979
Sold to United Technologies - July 1985
Sold to Transpacific Enterprises Inc - January 09, 1986
Leased to America West Airlines, Inc - June 01, 1986
Reregistered as N146AW - June 25, 1986
Sold to Corsair Inc, Seattle, WA - September 01, 1986
Leased to Ansett New Zealand - June 1988
Arrived Christchurch, New Zealand on completion of the delivery flight - July 01, 1988
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NEE - July 13, 1988
Registered to Billmans Management Ltd
Operated its first Ansett New Zealand revenue service Christchurch - Auckland - July 17, 1988
Operated its final revenue service Auckland - Christchurch - October 31, 1989
It was officially withdrawn from service at Christchurch - December 08, 1989
Returned to Corsair but leased to Air New Zealand - December 18, 1989
Returned to Corsair at end of Air New Zealand lease - January 01, 1990
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - February 02, 1990
Sold to AirLanka - February 03, 1990
Entered onto the Sri Lankan Aircraft Register as 4R-ULL - February 03, 1990
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Sri Lanka - February 03, 1990
Sold to Corsair - May 06, 1992
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N909LH - May 06, 1992
Leased to Linea Aerea del Cobre SA t/a LADECO, Santiago, Chile
Entered onto the Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-CYR - ?
The aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair during a refuelling accident - May 14, 1999
The accident occured at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Santiago, Chile
One of the fuel tanks burst during the refuelling operation
Scrapped at Santiago, Chile
ZK-NEE. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Manukau' in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Auckland Airport, August 1988.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-623.)
ZK-NEE. Air New Zealand - in the all-white livery at Auckland Airport, December 20, 1989.
(J. Mounce Copyright Image 4620-865.)