VH-WZS. de Havilland DHC-8-102. c/n 005. Was also registered as: VH-QQA.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by City Express - ?

It was built by de Havilland Canada at the Downsview, Toronto plant

First flown as C-GGTO - June 14, 1984

Registered to Mutual Life Assurance Company of Canada

Leased to City Express as the registered operator - September 05, 1985

Repossessed by Mutual Life - August 01, 1990

It was stored at Toronto, Canada

Sold to Canopus Leasing Inc - June 13, 1991

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N85CL - ?

Leased to ICARO (Instituto Civil Aeronautica) - October 04, 1993

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Ecuadorian Aircraft Register as HC-BSX - ?

Returned to Canopus Leasing Inc - November 1994

Cancelled from the Ecuadorian Aircraft Register - December 1994

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N4229R - December 23, 1994

Registered to ?

Sold to Southern Australia Airlines - February 05, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-WZS - February 14, 1995

Registered to

The aircraft was named 'City of Burnie'

Reregistered as VH-QQA - May 13, 2005

Registered to Skytrans Pty Ltd, Cairns

Leased to Bill Peach for Aircruising Australia tourist flights - ?

Involved in a speed control incident whilst landing at Cairns Airport - December 30, 2011

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Current with Skytrans

 

VH-WZS. Southern Australia - 'City of Burnie' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-153.)

VH-WZS. Southern Australia - 'City of Burnie' in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, March 1985.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1920-152.)

VH-QQA. Maroomba - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 1920-586.)

VH-QQA. Aircruising Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-452.)

VH-QQA. Aircruising Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-453.)

VH-QQA. Maroomba Skytrans - in the standard livery at Geraldton Airport, May 10, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-508.)

VH-QQA. Maroomba Skytrans - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-568.)