VH-CMH. SAAB 340B. c/n 327.


 

Built by Saab Aircraft AB, Linkoping, Sweden - 1992

First flown with test registration SE-C27 - November 24, 1992

Prepared for lease to Hazelton Air Services by SAAB

Swedish test registration cancelled - December 08, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CMH - December 09, 1992

Registered to Hazelton Air Services Pty Ltd, Cudal as registered operator

Aircraft configured to seat 36 passengers

Departed Linkoping, Sweden on delivery flight to Australia - December 09, 1992

Arrived Cudal at conclusion of delivery flight - December 16, 1992

Used to carry out demonstration flights to Lismore and Casino

Operated first revenue service Lismore - Casino - Sydney - December 21, 1992

First of Hazelton's aircraft to acquire the new livery - January 1999

Returned to service - January 7, 1999

Ansett Airlines acquired 20% of Hazelton Airlines shares - October 2000

Ansett Airlines had acquired 90% of Hazelton Airlines shares - March 2001

Operated last revenue service Orange - Sydney as AN7410 - September 13, 2001

Ansett suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - September 13, 2001

Aircraft placed in open storage at Sydney Airport

Hazelton and Kendell were sold by the administrators to Australiawide Airlines - August 01, 2002

The new airline Regional Express Airlines (REX) commenced operations - August 06, 2002

This aircraft was not required by REX and was returned to Saab 

Departed Parkes on ferry flight to the U. K. and Sweden on return to Saab - September 10, 2002

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 26, 2002

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-C27 - November 27, 2002

Registered to Saab Aircraft Leasing AB, Linkoping, Sweden

Leased to Loganair Ltd , Scotland

Ferried Linkoping - Glasgow - December 02, 2002

Cancelled from the Swedish Aircraft Register - December 15, 2002

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-LGNG - December 16, 2002

Leased to Loganair Ltd, Glasgow Airport, Scotland as registered operator

Operated first revenue service - December 17, 2002

Damaged whilst landing at Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - September 12, 2003

After touching down the nose dipped before rising to a point where the ventral strakes contacted the runway

Detailed check of the cargo loading revealed that the passenger baggage weight exceeded that stated on

the load sheet by 215 kg resulting in the aircraft's CofG being beyond the aft limit

No injuries were sustained by the 36 passengers and 3 crew

Commenced flying for FlyBe in full Flybe livery but operated by Loganair - October 2008

Current with Flybe / Loganair