ZK-NAS. Boeing 737-219A. c/n 22088-676.
Was also registered as: N318CM; HP-1288CMP; EX-009.
This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand Limited - ?
First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 16, 1980
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NAS - July 01, 1980
Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland
Accepted by Air New Zealand at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 01, 1980
It arrived at Christchurch having completed its ferry flight from the United States - July 04, 1980
The aircraft was named 'Piwakawaka' (fantail)
Operated its first revenue service - July 21, 1980
Withdrawn from service at Christchurch - June 1995
Sold to IAI Pacific Leasing, United States - June 16, 1995
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - June 16, 1995
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N318CM - June 16, 1995
Registered to Northern Lakes Financial, Los Angeles, California
Departed Christchurch on the ferry flight to United States - June 16, 1995
Leased to COPA Panama - June 22, 1995
Entered onto the Panamanian Aircraft Register as HP-1288CMP - ?
Leased to COPA Panama as the registered operator
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 03, 1995
It was withdrawn from service and returned to the lessor - June 15, 2002
The intended lease to Southern Winds, Argentina was not taken up
Cancelled from the Panamanian Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Kyrgyzstan Aircraft Register as EX-009 - April 2003
Leased to Phoenix Aviation, Kyrgyzstan as the registered operator
Sub-leased to Air Corridor, Nampula, Mozambique - ?
Returned to Phoenix Aviation at the end of the sub-lease - February 2005
Sub-leased to Itek Air, Bishkek-Manus, Kyrgsztan as the registered operator - March 2006
The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed on landing at Bishkek (Frunze), Kyrgyzstan- August 24, 2008
It was operating on behalf of Iran Aseman Airlines
There were 65 fatalities from the 83 passengers and 7 crew on board
Cancelled from the Kyrgyzstan Aircraft Register - ?
ZK-NAS. Air New Zealand - 'Piwakawaka' in the non-standard livery with additional 'Polynesian' titles and logo at Auckland Airport, September 1980.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-219.)
ZK-NAS. Air New Zealand - 'Piwakawaka' in the non-standard livery with additional 'Air Pacific' titles and logo at Auckland Airport, November 1981.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4625-118.)
ZK-NAS. Air New Zealand - 'Piwakawaka' in the non-standard livery at Wellington Airport, April 1988.
(G. Reid Copyright Image 4625-584.)
ZK-NAS. Air New Zealand - 'Piwakawaka' in the non-standard livery at Wellington Airport, December 1994.
(M. Richardson Copyright Image 4625-047.)