Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Reims Cessna F152 11 ZK-NPI.

This little French built Reims Cessna F152 11 , c/n F152-1863 , moved across the Channel to become G-BIUI on 02-04-1981 followed by a change to G-TEES on 05-09-1985. It came to NZ and was registered as ZK-JCP on 23-08-1992 with Flightline Aviation. It was operated by Roy Treadrea Aircraft Syndicate from March 1994 (Carrying "Roy Aviation" script on its tail). Then to Wingspan NZ from November 1994. It was returned to Flightline on 11-04-1997 and was re-registered as ZK-NPI2 and joined the New Plymouth Aero Club on 29-04-1997.
On 21-07-2009 it failed to reach its destination at New Plymouth; the wreckage being reached the following day in tiger country west of Te Kuiti.

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