Tuesday 30 September 2014

Requiem for Fletcher ZK-DUJ

 ZK-DUJ c/n 196, was listed to New Zealand Aerospace Industries Ltd of Hamilton on 17-07-1974 as a FU24-950 and first flew on 24-07-1974 for delivery on 01-08-1974.
Ownership changed officially to Air Services (Wairarapa) Ltd of Masterton on 09-09-1974.
At Masterton August 1974 from the Allan Wooller collection.
November 1975 at Masterton from the CMM collection.
I believe it was damaged at Mauriceville on 23-12-1978.
 At Masterton on 31-08-1979.
At about this stage is was wearing the name "Alan Keate".
AS from 19-08-1980 it was listed with Air Services (1979) Ltd.
Conversion to turbine Walter M601-D was completed with its first flight as such on 15-11-1999 at Hamilton.
Super Air took it over from 01-11-2006.
 As seen at Krippners strip 23-02-2009.
At Masterton on 14-03-2012 from Geoff Lloyd.
It was withdrawn from use in 2013 and cancelled on 15-07-2014.

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