Montag, 29. Oktober 2007

Air New Zealand Fokker F-27-500F ZK-NFJ

Auckland, March 1986 (Propfreak)

Newly built for Air New Zealand and delivered only in October 1981, ZK-NFJ joined her 9 sisterships as last of the -500 series (a tenth example was lost in 1979 at Auckland) . The Fokker F-27 was operated in great numbers (another 12 - 100 series and a sole -200) and was the backbone of the domestic fleet before being replaced by the ATR-72. ZK-NFJ was sold in 1991 to Merpati Nusantara Airlines of Indonesia and served as PK-MFN before being retired and stored at Surabaya, Western Java, where she was seen last in 2006 in basic MNA colors.