VH-CLR. de Havilland DH-114-2E Heron. c/n 14070.


This aircraft was ordered newby Indian Airlines Corporation - ?

It was built at the de Havilland Chester plant

Accepted at Chester by Indian Airlines - June 1955

It was configured to seat 14 passengers

Entered onto the Indian Aircraft Register as VT-DHH - June 09, 1955

Registered to Indian Airlines Corporation

Sold to Banwarilal, India - May 1961

Sold to Connellan Airways via brokers W. S. Shackleton - March 27, 1963

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-CLR - March 28, 1963

Registered to Connellan Airways Ltd, Alice Springs

It arrived at Alice Springs on completion of its ferry flight from India - April 08, 1963

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) for overhaul and mandatory aircraft modifications - April 13, 1963

The work was undertaken by Hawker de Havilland Australia

Operated its first revenue service Alice Springs - ? - July 22, 1963

It sustained damage at Inverway (N.T.) when a fire developed in No 1 engine's exhaust manifold - October 31, 1970

Registered to Connair Pty Ltd following the company's change of name - July 11, 1970

This aircraft was not converted to a Riley Heron 2E/A1 standard by having Lycoming engines installed

This aircraft was withdrawn from service and prepared for sale to the Suanders Aircraft Corp - December 1972

Sold to Saunders Aircraft Corporation, Gimli, Manitabo, Canada - December 1972

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 13, 1972

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-FZP - ?

Departed Australia on the ferry flight to Canada - ?

It was converted to Saunders ST-27 at Gimli - 1973

It was allocated the new aircraft construction number 'ST27-10'

The Saunders conversion entailed stretching the fuselage to accommodate 23 passengers, a lengthened nose to

accommodate a radar installation, a reshaped vertical tail that increased the fin/rudder area and the fitment

of two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turboprop engines that replaced the original four Gipsy Queen engines

An intended sale to Skywest (Canada) did not proceed - 1974

Sold to Otanabee Airways, Peterborough, Canada - January 1975

Air Otanabee was renamed Cite (City) Express - 1984

The aircraft was reregistered as C-FFZP - ?

It was observed operating for Cite Express at Montreal (Dorval) - October 07, 1984

It was observed operating for Cite Express at Toronto Island - July 26, 1985

It was observed operating for Cite Express at Winnipeg - June 25, 1986

It was observed operating for Cite Express at Toronto Island - July 1988

It was withdrawn from service at Toronto Island Airport - August 1988

It was observed stored at Toronto Island Airport - September 1989

Cancelled from the Canadian Aircraft Register - November 20, 1989

It was observed stored at Toronto Island Airport - February 26, 1991

Scrapped - ?