06 October 2012

End of a beautiful Friendship

 
Wayne Grant captured these sad pictures of Fokker F27 Mk 500 Friendship ZK-NAO (c/n 10364) which has been withdrawn from service. NAO was the second of NAC's 500 series Friendships and it was registered to the Corporation in 1973. It went on to see service with Air New Zealand before working for the Airwork/NZ Post night mail flights. Rumours have suggested it might be going to MOTAT but Rescue Fire is another possibility.
 



 
 
In happier days, ZK-NAO in its original NAC colour scheme at Christchurch. Photo : D White

In Air New Zealand colours at Christchurch on 24 December 1984. Photo : S Lowe
 

1 comment:

  1. sad the last ex air new zealand one that was flying( in nz) as zk pax and poh are ex overseas,pity we are not like the aussies and preserve some of the classics of the sky,

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