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Withdrawn from use - May 1994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.)