VH-FNG Fokker F-27 Friendship 200
Nice Geoff Goodall shot of an
Airlines of N.S.W. Friendship basking in the sun at remote Nyngan,
NSW in September 1968.
It had entered service with the airline in 1961. After
fifteen years in
Ansett Transport Industries circuit it was sold to Air Niugini in 1976
and re-registered P2-ANK.
Air Niugini, in turn, sold
it to Rio-Sul of Brazil in 1982 where it became PT-LCY.
old trooper was then purchased by Pakistan
International Airlines in 1989 (as AP-BDP) who flew
it for another ten years, finally scrapping it in 1999. By this
time the aircraft had run up 84,360 hours
cycles. Not bad for a so-called "regional" aircraft!