VH-LNJ. Douglas DC-9-82. c/n 49383-1236.

 

Built for Scandinavian Airlines System (S.A.S.) order

First Flown at Long Beach - November 03, 1985

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines

Accepted by Scandinavian Airlines System (S.A.S.) at Long Beach - November 17, 1985

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-RLF - November 1985

Departed Long Beach on delivery flight to Sweeden - November 17, 1985

Arrived Stockholm (Arlanda) on completion of the delivery flight - November 18, 1985

Aircraft named ‘Finn Viking’

Operated first revenue service Stockholm (Arlanda) - Malmo - December 02, 1985

Operated final S.A.S. revenue service - August 26,1992

Aircraft had flown 14,427 hours with 17,002 landings

Leased to Southern Cross Airlines, Australia

Arrived Melbourne ( Tullamarine) as YMA004 on completion of the ferry flight - August 30, 1992

Ferry route: Oslo - Istanbul - Bahrain - Madras - Singapore - Darwin - Melbourne

Sub-leased to Compass Airlines - September 08, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-LNJ - September 08, 1992

Leased to Compass Airlines as the registered operator

Operated first Compass revenue service - September 1992

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as YM59 - March 11, 1993

Compass Airlines ceased operations due to bankruptcy - March 11, 1993

Repossessed by S.A.S. - March 22, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 22, 1993

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-RLF - March 22, 1993

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Stockholm via Darwin - Singapore - March 23, 1993

Returned to S.A.S. service Stockholm - Chania operating Scanair flight - May 29, 1993

Aircraft named ‘Finn Viking’

Registered to Commercial Aviation Leasing Limited - December 12, 1999

Leased to Scandinavian Airlines System (S.A.S.) as the registered operator

Registered to SAS Norge A.S. - December 18, 2009

Operated final S.A.S. revenue service Copenhagen - Oslo as SK1474 - October 15, 2012

Departed Oslo on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as SAS9178 - December 06, 2012

Arrived Kingman, Arizona on completion of the ferry flight - December 07, 2012

Ferry route: Oslo - Keflavik - Bangor - Kingman

Cancelled from the Norwegian Aircraft Register - December 11, 2012

Sold to Sunrise Asset Management - December 11, 2012

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N546PT - December 15, 2012

Registered to Sunrise Asset Management LLC, Las Vegas

Aircraft to be used as a source of spare parts by Allegiant Airlines

Observed intact at Kingman in basic S.A.S. livery - March 16, 2013

Observed at Kingman with parts missing - October 25, 2014

Stored derelict at Kingman and used for spare parts by Allegiant Airlines

 

VH-LNJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1992.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-575.)

VH-LNJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-319.)

VH-LNJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-344.)

VH-LNJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1993.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1135-576.)

LN-RLF. Scandinavian - 'Finn Viking' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1135-557.)