21 June 2024

Withdrawn from the Register


Formally withdrawn from the New Zealand civil register this week, on the 18th of June 2024, was Air Chathams' Fairchild Metroliner III ZK-CIC. 

It had operated its final passenger flights on the 17th of October 2022 flying flight 3C 824 from Auckland to Auckland to Whakatane under the command of Alan Breen and Tom Fackney and then 3C 829 from Whakatane to Auckland under the command of Tom Fackney and Daryl Petit. The final freighter flights were operated on the 4th of November 2022 from Wellington to the Chatham Islands and the final freighter flights, 3C 221 from Wellington to the Chatham Islands and the return flight 3C 212 from the Chatham Islands to Wellington under the command of Darron Kyle and Gary Downs. Its final positioning flight was from Wellington to Auckland on the 24th of November 2022 as 3C 251 under the command of Nico Matsis and Nick Reid.

ZK-CIC's full history maybe found here : https://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2023/04/zk-cic-retired.html

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