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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

On the Move & Image Update

834 - DHC-6-300 N463BA Aviation Management Sales LLC, Port Saint Lucie, FL

Registered 20-Aug-2012, ex FAE-449 - given the assignment of a U.S. registration the aircraft is likely under rebuild (or has been rebuilt). Further information on the current status and location is welcome!

Delivered new to the Ecuadorian Air Force in 1986, it crashed 15 minutes after departure from Pastaza-Shell Mera Airport en route to Tena, Ecuador on 20-Jan-2011.

Image Update

Nepal Airlines DHC-6-300 9N-ABT (MSN 812) seen at Pokhara, Nepal. This aircraft was delivered new in 1984.

MSN 812 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABT
Nepal Airlines Corporation
Pokhara, Nepal
N. Bhattarai Photo
Nepal Airlines DHC-6-300 9N-ABQ (MSN 655) seen at Kathmandu, Nepal in Feb-2009. Delivered new in 1979 it remained idle (as seen below) for many years before being acquired and subsquently rebuilt by Tara Air in 2012. This is also the aircraft that was involved in the minor incident at Jomsom, Nepal on 19-Aug-2012 noted in the earlier blog entry.

MSN 655 - DHC-6-300 9N-ABQ
Nepal Airlines Corporation
Kathmandu, Nepal 04-Feb-2009
Steve Homewood Photo