VH-HKT. Mohawk 298. c/n 50.
This aircraft was originally constructed as a Nord 262A-38
First flown as F-WOFC - January 30, 1969
Powered by Turbomeca Bastan VI engines
Reregistered as F-OCNQ
Leased to Tunis Air as the registered operator - April 17, 1969
Returned to Aerospatiale Societe Nationale Industrrielle on termination of the lease - April 09, 1970
Sold to Tunis Air - April 13, 1970
Entered onto the Tusinian Aircraft Register as TS-LIP - ?
Sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc - February 1976
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N29817 - ?
Converted to Mohawk 298 standard by Frakes Aviation Inc - May 1976
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45 engines
Leased to Ransome Airlines Inc as the registered operator - June 02, 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 ferry flight to Australia as N29817 - January 17, 1988
Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide for overhaul - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-HKT - August 24, 1988
Registered to Lloyd Aviation Jet Charter
Ferried Adelaide - Tamworth - Brisbane for operations by Lloyd Queensland
Operated Lloyd's Queensland services mainly the Brisbane - Bundaberg - Gladstone route
Lloyd Air (Queensland) ceased operations - December 03, 1988
Leased to Queensland Pacific Airlines as the registered operator - December 04, 1988
Registered to Lloyd Air Pty Ltd - February 10, 1989
Leased to Par Avion - November 1989 to February 1990
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 - 1991 to 1993
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Withdrawn from use - May 1994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 the remains were used as marine filling on the Great Barrier Reef
VH-HKT. Southern Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1991.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-159.)
VH-HKT. Southern Pacific - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1992.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1040-022.)