VH-NJP. de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2. c/n 14072.
This aircraft was built by de Havilland Aircraft Compay, Hatfield, Hert, England
First flown as ?
Delivered new to West African Airways Corporation, Nigeria - April 13, 1955
Entered onto the Nigerian Aircraft Register as VR-NAQ - ?
West African Airways changed its name to West African Airways Corporation (Nigeria) Limited - October 01, 1958
Withdrawn from service and returned to the United Kingdom
Arrived London (Gatwick) Airport - August 28, 1960
Sold to Ovseas Aviation Limited, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands - August 28, 1960
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ARKU (CofR R.4845/1) - March 17, 1961
Registered to Ovseas Aviation Limited, Jersey
Sold to the Royal Navy as a Sea Heron C Mk 20 - March 28, 1961
Allocated the British Military Registration 'XR443'
Issued to No 781 Squadron, Royal Navy
Withdrawn from Royal Nvy use and stored at Shawbury - ?
Sold to D. Liddle-Grainger, Ayton Castle, Eyemouth - April 20, 1990
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-ODLG (CofR G-ODLG/R1) - ?
Registered to D. Liddle-Grainger, Eyemouth
Registered to RSJ Aviation International Limited, Farnborough, Hampshire (CofR G-ODLG/R2) - January 02, 1992
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NJP - July 22, 1993
Registered to IBJ International Aviation Consultants Pty Ltd t/a Heron Airlines, Como West, NSW
Leased to Heron Airlines as the registered operator
Aircraft was named 'E. J. Connellan'
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 08, 1993
Withdrawn from use by Heron Airlines and stored at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - November 1995
Current status - ?
VH-NJP. Heron Airlines - 'E. J. Connellan' in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, August 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-891.)
VH-NJP. Heron Airlines - 'E. J. Connellan' in the standard livery at Sydney Bankstown Airport, November 1995.
(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-880.)