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Withdrawn from use - May 1994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.)