VH-EWQ. Fokker F.27-5229F. c/n 10539.

 

Aircraft was order new by East-West Airlines - April 24, 1975

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXY - August 19, 1976

Registered to Fokker BV

First flown as PH-EXY - September 15, 1976

Powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 532-7 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWQ - October 01, 1976

Registered to Pacific & Western Aviation Company

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - October 01, 1976

Accepted by East-West Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - October 02, 1976

Arrived Tamworth on completion of the delivery flight - October 09, 1976

Fitted with long range tanks and seating for 44-46 passengers for services to Norfolk Island

Operated first revenue service - December 08, 1976

Registered to East West Airlines (Operations) Pty Ltd - March 09, 1977

Carried 'Gold Coast Express' titles for a few weeks - November 1983

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tamworth - November 12, 1984

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to the Netherlands - November 24, 1984

Sold to Fokker - November 30, 1984

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 17, 1984

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-JBO - January 31, 1985

Leased to Transportes Aereos Meridionais SA t/a TAM - November 28, 1986

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-LAM - ?

Damaged in belly-landing accident during a training flight at Ubereaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil - January 09, 1997

Tempory repairs made and flown to TAM's home base - January 17, 1997

To view details on this accident please click 'HERE'

Considered to be beyond economic repair and was written off

 

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery at Tamworth Airport, November 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-268.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-210.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery at Oakey Airport, May 22, 1979.

(G. Wilkes Copyright Image 1999-288.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional '10th Year Flying To The Sunshine Coast' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-211.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery at Canberra Airport, January 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-679.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-678.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'Gold Coast Express - 4GC' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1983.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-267.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'Gold Coast Express - 2WS' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1983.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-266.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'Gold Coast Express - 4GC' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-680.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'Gold Coast Express - 2WS' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1983.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-590.)

VH-EWQ. East-West - in the standard livery with additional 'Gold Coast Express - 4GC' titles at Adelaide Airport, November 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-719.)

PT-LAM. TAM - in the standard livery at San Paulo Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-829.)