A97-216


Type: L-182-1A Hercules C-130A-50-LM
MSN: 182-3216
Call Sign: VM-JLP
Previous Identities: 57-0509
Subsequent Identities: N2268W (NTU)
HK-3017X
N15FV
N216CR

History:

29JAN59 Received by RAAF.
05MAR59 Received at 2AD, Richmond for acceptance inspection.
18MAR59 Received at 86 Wing.
10NOV61 Despatched to Lockheed for fuel tank corrosion repair.
30APR62 Received at 86 Wing ex the USA.
13OCT63 Received at 2AD for mods.
20JAN64 Received at 86 Wing.
17AUG64 Received at Qantas for E service.
24NOV64 Received at 2AD ex Qantas.
03MAR65 Received at 2AD ex 36SQN for repairs.
13APR65 Received at 36SQN.
21JUN66 Received at 2AD for Mod 125.
21JUL66 Received at 36SQN.
29AUG66 Received at 2AD for replacement of forward cargo door lock fittings.
31AUG66 Received at 36SQN.
12OCT66 Received at 2AD for repairs.
17OCT66 Received at 36SQN.
21JUN67 Received at 2AD for Mods 137 and 138.
22NOV67 Received at 36SQN.
28NOV67 Received at Qantas for ADS.
26JAN68 Received at 36SQN.
13JUL70 Received at Qantas for ADS.
21AUG70 Received at 36SQN.
30NOV72 Received at Qantas for ADS.
08JAN73 Received at 36SQN.
26JUN73 Issued to 36SQN ex 2AD after wing rehabilitation and repair of undercarriage.
15NOV73 Allotted to 486SQN.
17JUN75 Received at Qantas for ADS.
15AUG75 Issued to 486SQN ex Qantas.
12NOV75 Allotted to 2AD for wing repairs.
24MAY78 Registration application from Global Jet Sales/Parmax, Fort Worth, Texas as N2268W (NTU).
13JUL78 Allotted to Laverton for declaration to DAS for sale.
JUN83 Seen at Laverton, VIC as HK-3017X replacing A97-208.
19NOV83 "Departed Australia for overhaul in the USA before sale to Aviaco of Columbia subject to US State Dept approval. DEC86 Located at Oakland, California." (Quoted verbatim from the status card).
04DEC83 Seen at Oakland, California as HK-3017X on delivery to Aviacion Columbiana but sale was vetoed by US authorities.
FEB85 Registered to Ford & Vlahos, San Francisco as N15FV.
MAR89 Registered to Fowler Aeronautical Services as N216CR (CR = Chuck Rittenberry)
22JUN92 Seen at Van Nuys, California as N216CR.
SEP92 Registered to IEP IEPO, Chatsworth, California as N216CR.
14MAR93 Flew Gander/Shannon/Alverca, Portugal to OGMA (Lockheed service centre) and stored along with N207GM (A97-207)
04MAY01 Noted at Alverca, Portugal, complete but in poor condition. Expected to be scrapped. Carries small "Clube OGMA" titles on fin. (Aviation Letter 415/55)
SEP01 Scrapped by OGMA. (Source: Col Tigwell)
03 The aircraft was noted still intact at OGMA in late 2003. (Source: Adrian Streather)



ABBREVIATIONS
ADS Anti-Deterioration Servicing
AMTDU Air Movements Training & Development Unit
DAS Department of Administrative Services
NTU Not Taken Up
2AD No 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Richmond

 


Issue Date Remarks
8 10APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
7 13SEP15
Added an image thanks to Peter Gates.
6 13MAY12
Added the derivation of the registration N216CR thanks to Bob Maddern. See MAR89.
5 05MAY11
Added a report that the aircraft was still intact in late 2003.
4 03APR06
Added details of fate. Thanks to Col Tigwell.
3 18DEC02
Added details from RAAF status card.
Also added an image of N216CR thanks to Don Rogers.



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