VH-HKS. Mohawk 298. c/n 17.
This aircraft was originally constructed as a Nord 262A-12
First flown - January 08, 1966
Powered by Turbomeca Bastan VI engines
Sold to Lake Central Airlines - January 13, 1966
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N26211 - ?
Delivered to Lake Central Airlines - January 28, 1966
Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - July 01, 1968
Aircraft was named 'Brigette'
Reregistered as N29812 - November 1974
Converted to Mohawk 298 standard by Frakes Aviation Inc - January 1975
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 engines
Leased to Ransome Airlines Inc as the registered operator - April 27, 1979
Sold to Ransome Airlines - June 1985
Ransome Airlines was renamed Pan Am Express - March 1987
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?
Sold to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter - January 1988
Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight as N29812 - January 17, 1988
Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide for overhaul - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HKS - April 07, 1988
Registered to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter
Ferried Adelaide - Tamworth - Brisbane - June 13, 1988
Operated Lloyd's Queensland services mainly the Brisbane - Bundaberg - Gladstone route
Lloyd Air (Queensland) ceased operations - December 03, 1988
Leased to Queensland Pacific Airlines - December 04, 1988
Registered to Lloyd Air Pty Ltd - February 10, 1989
Queensland Pacific Airlines ceased operated - March 01, 1991
Registered to Hougoumont Pty Ltd, Brisbane - April 04, 1991
Leased to South Pacific Regional Airlines as the registered operator - April 04, 1991
Contracted to Ansett Express to operate various NSW services - April 08, 1991
Commenced operations for Ansett Express on Sydney - Dubbo - Sydney route - April 08, 1991
Aircraft lost a propeller en-route Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tamworth - February 01, 1993
The Ansett Express contract was cancelled - February 02, 1993
The aircraft was grounded at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport
South Pacific Regional Airlines ceased operations - April 05, 1993
Sold at auction in Sydney to the Majestic Group - December 08, 1993
Registered to Majestic Airways Pty Ltd, Toombul, Queensland - April 18, 1994
Withdrawn from use - May 1994
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 13, 1995
Stripped of usable parts and remains used as marine filling on the Great Barrier Reef
VH-HKS. Lloyd - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-166.)
VH-HKS. Southern Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 1992.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-167.)
VH-HKS. Southern Pacific - 'City of Dubbo' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1992.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-021.)