VH-XFX. Embraer 120ER Brasilia. c/n 120116. Was also registered as: VH-ANB.


 

Built by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1988

First flown using the test registration PT-SNI - December 1988

Allocated to Air Exel France as 'F-EXEL' but was not taken up - March, 1989

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-EXEL (CofR G-EXEL/R1) - March 08, 1989

Registered to Esquel Industries Limited, Douglas, Isle of Man

Leased to CSE Aviation Limited, Douglas, Isle of Man as the registered operator - March 23, 1989

Returned to Esquel Industries on termination of lease - July 1990

Leased to Luxair Commuter, Luxembourg as the registered operator - August 01, 1990

Returned to Esquel Industries on termination of lease - August 1991

Registered to Air Exel (U.K.) Limited, Luton, England (CofR G-EXEL/R2) - October 03, 1991

Withdrawn from use by Air Exel - ? 1992

Registered to Esquel Industries Limited, Douglas, Isle of Man (CofR G-EXEL/R3) - July 07, 1992

Sold to Flight West Airlines, Australia - June 1993

Arrived Brisbane at conclusion on delivery flight from England - June 05, 1993

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 11, 1993

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XFX - August 20, 1993

Registered to Flight West Airlines, Brisbane, Australia

Sold to Capiteq Limited, Australia, trading as Air North Regional, Darwin - August 09, 2002

Registered to Capiteq Limited - August 09, 2002

Reregistered as VH-ANB - January 31, 2003

Registered to Air North Regional, Darwin, NT

Leased to Regional Pacific Airlines - May ?, 2005

Returned to Air North Regionalon termination of lease - ?

Damaged beyond repair when the aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Darwin on a training flight - March 22, 2010

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 28, 2010