ZK-NES. de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102A. c/n 125.
This aircraft was rolled out of the de Havilland Canada Downsview plant - November 04, 1988
Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GETI - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada, Downsview, Canada
First flown as 'C-GETI' - November 1988
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PWC120A turboprop engines
Accepted by Great China Airlines, Taipei at Downsview - December 09, 1988
Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-15203 - ?
Returned to Bombardier Aircraft Trading - November 1995
Sold to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N. Z. Limited - December 1995
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NES - December 01, 1995
Registered to Ansett New Zealand Limited
Arrived Tamworth for overhaul by Eastern Australia Airlines - December 03, 1995
Leased to Ansett New Zealand - April 1996
Ferried Tamworth - Christchurh - April 05, 1996
The aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers
It was named 'City of Palmerston North'
To understand the Qantas New Zealand lineage please click 'HERE'
Registered to Tasman Pacific Airlines of N.Z. - August 29, 2000
Ansett New Zealand ceased operations - September 03, 2000
Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ began operating as Qantas New Zealand - September 04, 2000
Qantas New Zealand ceased operations - April 21, 2001
The aircraft was placed in open storage at Christchurch - April 21, 2001
Sold to Finova Capital Plc, Auckland - June 26, 2001
Leased to Origin Pacific Airways Ltd as the registered operator - September 20, 2002
Returned to Finova Capital - June 07, 2003
The aircraft was again placed in open storage at Christchurch
Leased to Airlines of PNG Ltd - July 2003
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to Port Morseby - August 20, 2003
Arrived Port Morseby on completion of the ferry flight - August 21, 2003
Ferry route: Christchurch - Norfolk Island - Brisbane - Cairns - Port Moresby
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - August 25, 2003
Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-MCJ - August 26, 2003
Registered to Finova Capital Plc
Leased to Airlines of PNG as the registered operator
The aircraft crashed 33 kms south Madang Airport, Papua New Guinea - October 13, 2011
Three crew members and one passenger survived - twenty-eight passengers were killed
The aircraft was written off as 'destroyed'
To read the ATSB report on this accident please click 'HERE'
ZK-NES. Ansett New Zealand - 'City of Palmerston North' in the 'Starmark' livery at Wellington Airport, February 2000.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 1920-979.)
ZK-NES. Qantas New Zealand - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, January 2001.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 1920-980.)