Saturday, 14 March 2009

Lake Kerikeri

Whilst poking around at Kerikeri I stumbled into this lake (so to speak) [ and I could no find it on any of the local area maps either]. It is the elusive Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer ZK-DQN c/n 1045. I last noted this in the Northland Aviation hangar at Whangarei in March of 2008 slowly coming together. It was previously listed as DQ-ACA from 17-08-1998 with Coral Air at Nadi. It was noted engineless at Nadi in September 2005. Built in early 1980 as N8007B it migrated to Australia as VH-XPS until waddling off to Fiji to become DQ-ACA on 17-08-1998 for Coral Air.There is a small metal plate on the door/window sill confirming it as DQ-ACA.

This comment added 16-03-2009:-
Noted for sale in the January Aviation Trader with total time of 1302 hours; engine 315 since major overhaul. NZ airframe restoration, engine bulk strip, prop overhauled, new blades. Zero corrosion, A$155,000. Contact Seabird.

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