Type: L-382G-38C Hercules
MSN: 4763
Previous Identities: N108AK
Subsequent Identities: N108AK


NOV77 Delivered to Alaska International Air
30JUL82 Arrived Sydney on delivery to Cargomasters as N108AK. (Previously shown incorrectly as 01AUG82).
  There is a popular belief that the aircraft was marked as VH-CAK, a registration that was being worn at the time by a Civil Aviation Authority Swearingen Merlin. Given that the aeroplane arrived in full Cargomasters livery, it is likely that it had been painted as VH-CYO even though it wasn't formally registered until five days after arrival. When it arrived in Sydney, the aircraft was marked as N108AK on the right hand side. It is theorised that the Australian registration had been covered by a sticker showing N108AK and that part of the sticker on the left hand side (the first four characters N108) had peeled off to reveal the first four characters (VH-C) of the Australian registration giving rise to reports that the aircraft was marked as VH-CAK.
04AUG82 Registered VH-CYO to Cargomasters
05AUG82 Seen at Essendon (Melbourne) as VH-CYO
03JUN83 Cancelled from Australian Register.
JUN83 Reverted to N108AK
FEB84 To Markair
JUL91 Registered to Southern Air Transport Inc as N108AK
AUG91 Registered to Southern Air Transport Inc as N909SJ
07MAR93 Ferried from Gander to Amsterdam on lease to Schreiner Airways, Holland. To be operated on KLM cargo flights as N909SJ initially
07FEB94 Leased to Hunting Cargo and sub-leased to Aer Lingus until 27FEB94 as N909SJ
16OCT98 Seen stored at Marana
17NOV98 Sold to Lynden Air Cargo
19NOV98 Registered to Lynden Air Cargo as N909SJ
NOV98 Re-registered N404LC to Lynden Air Cargo
JAN13 The aircraft operated several relief flights from Brisbane to Bundaberg which had suffered its worst flooding on record.
JUL14 The aircraft was operating at this time but it is believed that it was withdrawn from service during the latter half of 2014.
Photographed at Kingman, Arizona with all four engines removed and missing many other parts including the entire avionics and flight instruments suite. The aircraft still carries Lynden colours and appears unlikely to fly again.

Issue Date Remarks
10 23APR18
Added a report that the aircraft has been withdrawn from service and is extensively parted out.
9 30SEP17
Added an image of the aircraft with Alaska International Air.
8 21FEB17
Corrected the statement that the aircraft was to be registered VH-CAK but was not taken up. Thanks to Tony Arbon for exposing this furphy. Tony personally recorded the arrival Sydney as 30JUL82 so this has been corrected from 01AUG82.
7 09APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
6 12SEP15
Added a report that the aircraft is stored.
5 04FEB13
Added two images of N404LC thanks to Mick Raftery.
4 03FEB13
Added a reference to N404LC operating Bundaberg relief flights.
3 14OCT02
Added new registration N404LC

Return to the Hercules Menu

Return to the Lockheed File