VH-EWZ. Fokker F.27-5319F. c/n 10672.


 

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXS - August 06, 1984

Registered to Fokker NV

First flown as PH-EXS - August 08, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EWZ - August 27, 1984

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) ltd

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - August 27, 1984

Accepted by East-West at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - August 28, 1984

Arrived Tamworth at the conclusion of the delivery flight - September 04, 1984

Aircraft named 'City of Port Macquarie'

Operated first revenue service - September 11, 1984

Withdrawn from service and stored at Tamworth - August 23, 1989

Sold to Walker Aviation Leasing Ltd for lease to Jersey European Airways

Departed Tamworth on the ferry flight to England - August 05, 1990

Arrived Exeter at the conclusion of the ferry flight - August 11, 1990

Operated first Jersey European revenue service - August 23, 1990

Registered to Walker Aviation Leasing Ltd, Jersey - October 30, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 13, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-JEAI - December 18, 1990

Sold to Jersey European Airways

Offered for immediate sale for $US 2.3 million having flown 20,710 hours and 25,169 cycles

Withdrawn from use and stored at Exeter - September 12, 1999

Observed at Luton Airport - September 17, 1999

The proposed sale to Scenic Airlines in 2000 did not eventuate

Sold to Euroceltic Airways Ltd - March 30, 2000

Reregistered as G-ECAT - April 14, 2000

Temporarily withdrawn from use and stored at Exeter - August, 2000

Operated final revenue service Dublin - Sligo, Eire as ECY406 - November 02, 2002

Overran runway on landing in wet, storm weather and ended up nose-down in salt water

No injuries were sustained by the 36 passengers or crew

Although only the front part of the aircraft entered the water the internal water damage was severe

It was deemed to be beyond economical repair due to the salt water corrosion

Officially withdrawn from service - November 2002

The fuselage was acquired by the airport authority as an emergency training aid

The engines and propellers were purchased by Hants & Sussex Aviation, Portsmouth

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - March 12, 2003

 


 

VH-EWZ. East West - in the final livery at Canberra Airport, September 1984.

VH-EWZ. East West - in the final livery at Canberra Airport, Octoberber 1984.

VH-EWZ. East West - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1985.

VH-EWZ. East West - in the final livery with city name on nose at Melbourne Airport, June 1989.

 

VH-EWZ. Jersey European - in the basic East West livery at Jersey Airport, October 1990.

G-JEAI. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Jersey Airport, September 1992.

G-JEAI. Jersey European - in the standard livery at Jersey Airport, October 1992.

G-JEAI. Jersey European - in the standard livery at unknown airport, August 1999.
 

 

G-ECAT. Euroceltic - in the full livery at Sligo Airport, August 2002.