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S/N 523

S/N: 523 Built: 1961 TSN: 11'400
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-FBA PC-6 Buehrle & Co 1962-05-01 1965-05-04 tmp opb ALAG 
HB-FBA PC-6 Pilatus Flugzeugwerke 1965-05-04 1966-03-04 converted to A-H2
XW-PCI PC-6/A-H2 Bird & Sons Inc. 1965-08 1965-09 company taken over by CASI
XW-PCI PC-6/A-H2 Continental Air Services Inc. 1965-09 1974-12 cvt to B1-H2 in this period
N62158 PC-6/B1-H2 Continental Air Services Inc. 1974-12 1977-07-01 std 6/75 in Thailand
0523 PC-6/B1-H2 Royal Thai Army 1977-06 1991-03  
N523SA PC-6/B1-H2 Shark Air Aviation Inc. 1991-07-24 1993-12 sold to New Zealand
N523SA PC-6/B1-H2 Highland Air Ltd 1993-12 2004-02-25 registered to Seattle Aviation
ZK-PCI PC-6/B1-H2 Highland Air Ltd 2004-03-30 2011-03-15 powered with PT-6A-34
ZK-PCI PC-6/B1-H2 Andrew J. Wallace 2011-03-15 STORED aircraft has been stolen
           

HB-FBA of Bührle & Co at Stans prior delivery - Photo by Bundesarchiv © May-62 XW-PCI of Continental Air Service Inc. in SE-Asia - Photo by David Kouba © 1970s
XW-PCI CASI - Painting by Keith Woodcook donated to CIA art gallery by pilot Lee Gossett #523 in New Zealand on the way back to the scene - Photo by Andrew Wallace © 2001
The owner of 523 with the just fitted PT-6A-34 - Photo by Andrew Wallace © Aug-04 ZK-PCI of Highland Air returning from 1st flight after 30 years - Photo by Andrew Wallace © 11-Feb-05
ZK-PCI of Highland Air Ltd at Limestone Downs - Photo by Andrew Wallace © Feb-05 ZK-PCI of Highland Air Ltd turning by out in the green - Photo by Andy Heap © 16-Feb-05 - ANET
ZK-PCI of Highland Air Ltd during an air2air photo session - Photo by Andy Heap © 16-Feb-05 ZK-PCI of Highland Air Ltd during an air2air photo session - Photo by Andy Heap © 16-Feb-05
ZK-PCI of Highland Air (NZ) Ltd over the Pacific Ocean - Photo by Andy Heap © 16-Feb-05 ZK-PCI of Highland Air over the coast at Bridlington UK - Photo by Craig Smart © 19-Apr-07

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