VH-CYO. Lockheed L382G-38C Hercules. c/n 4763.

 

Construction completed at the Lockheed Marietta, Georgia plant - October 1977

Built as a civil freighter version of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Powered by Allison 501-D22A turboprop engines of 3362 kW (4,500 eshp)

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N108AK - November 1977

Delivered to Alaskan International Air - November 16, 1977

Leased to Cargomasters Australia - August 1982

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the ferry flight as N108AK - August 01, 1982

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CYO - August 04, 1982

The intended registration of 'VH-CAK' was not taken up

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Essendon) - August 05, 1982

Operated in Australia by Cargomasters

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - May 1983

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 03, 1983

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N108AK - June 1983

Returned to Alaska International - June 1983

Alaska International Air was renamed MarkAir - February 1984

Observed at Baltimore with MarkAir titles with Alaska International livery - March 1984

Sold to Southern Air Transport, Miami, Florida - June 1991

Reregistered as N909SJ - July 30, 1991

Leased to Schreiner Airways, Amsterdam, Holland - March 1993

Ferried Gander - Amsterdam (Schiphol) on delivery to Schreiner Airways - March 07, 1993

Operated ad-hoc cargo flights for K.L.M. Royal Dutch Airlines

Aircraft was not entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register

Observed at Gutersloh, Germany whilst operating a charter flight for the R.A.F. - March 30, 1993

Sub-leased to Hunting Air Cargo Airlines - February 07, 1994

Chartered by Air Foyle from Southern Air Transport for Aer Lingus - February 07 - 29, 1994

Used to operate newspaper flight

Returned to Southern Air Transport - 1994

Operated ad-hoc cargo flights for the U.S.A.F. - 1994

Observed at Rotterdam in the standard Southern Air Transport livery - February 01, 1996

Observed at Anchorage in the Southern Air Transport livery - June 1996

The aircraft was damaged when it slid off the runway at Mekoryuk, Alaska - January 1998

One propeller was torn off but the aircraft was repaired and returned to service

Withdrawn from use and stored at Marana, Arizona - July 1998

Southern Air Transport ceased operations - September 25, 1998

Observed stored at Marana in Southern Air Transport livery - October 16, 1998

Sold to Lynden Air Cargo - November 17, 1998

Reregistered as N404LC - November 19, 1998

Registered to Lynden Air Cargo LLC, Anchorage, Alaska

Current with Lynden Air Cargo - 2011

 

VH-CYO. Cargomasters - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1982.

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VH-CYO. Cargomasters - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1982.

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