Saturday 21 May 2011

Beechcraft 200 King Air N14SU (was Blog test Only)

This rather damp and dull picture of the Beechcraft 200 King Air N14SU c/n BB-259 was taken at Christchurch on 07-02-1988, resting between trips to the West Coast. It began life as N3786J before heading down to Venezuela to become YV-114CP. Returning to the US it was then listed as N14SU, and as such arrived at Christchurch from Pago Pago on 30-01-1988. It had aspiration of becoming ZK-CMO2 with Como Holdings but that fell through (see mikes comment below). It zotted off to Sydney on 01-07-1988 and its US registration was cancelled on 06-09-1988 for it to become VH-NIB on the 8th. One operator being AGC of North Quay, Queensland. It was re-registered as VH-APA on 03-01-1992 to AGC of Sydney and then to Asia Pacific Airlines of Adelaide, SA a year later. On 11-07-1994 it was re-listed as VH-LKB with (I think) Australian Jet Pty and spent time leased to the Ozzie Army. As from 24-06-2006 it has been flying as VH-ZMP. [e&oe].

1 comment:

  1. Ah, your blog test only Blue Bus has reminded me of the good ole days when I used to trip back and forth to Christchurch from Hokitika in N14SU! It was to have become ZK-CMO with Como Holdings until the sharemarket crash put a stop to that idea! Lovely aeroplane, and great for a free ride across the Alps most weekends!