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Withdrawn from service and returned to the United Kingdom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Withdrawn from Royal Nvy use and stored at Shawbury - ?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Withdrawn from use by Heron Airlines and stored at Sydney (Bankstown) Airport - November 1995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.)