VH-EQK Britten-Norman BN-2A
Unlike most new Islanders at the time, VH-EQK was ferried from
Britain under its Australian\
registration, which it received in January
1970. The first
operator was Mt Isa Air Charter
In 1975 it was reported to be with SAATAS, which operated both in South
Australia and the
Northern Territory. When David Carter saw –EQK at Maryborough,
Queensland, in May
1976 is was being operated by Islandair, part of the Unionair group
based at Toowoomba.
It was on a flight from Toowoomba
to Maroochydore on March 31, 1978 that the Islander
near Landsborough and was wrecked. The pilot
and sole passenger survived.