BEECH E18S N3781B
MSN BA-81

 

 

QAM thanks Bob Keys for the donation of this aircraft.

 


MAY55
  Built by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. (Source: 1)
    History from 1955 to 1963 is unknown.
04MAY62
  Modified to permit operation at an increased maximum take-off weight of 9600 pounds. (Source: 1)
N3781B
   
63
  Registered N3781B to Harvest Queen Mill & Elevator Co., Plainview, Texas. (Source: 1)
78
  Registered to Richard R. Bogenreif, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: 1)
78
  Operated by Air Vegas Airlines, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: 1)
09NOV78
  Undercarriage collapsed on landing roll at Grand Canyon, Arizona arriving from Las Vegas. Pilot and 10 pax unhurt. (Source: 1)
OCT87
  Noted derelict at Van Nuys, California. (Source: 1)
APR92
  Registered to Aerospace Products Inc, North Hollywood, California. (Source: 1)
OCT92
  Registered to Glenn A. Bagley, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: 1)
DEC96
  Struck-off the US Register on sale to Micronesia. (Source: 1)
V6-CAB
   
96
  Registered V6-CAB to Caroline Pacific Air, Pohnpei, Micronesia. (Source: 1)
N3781B
   
98
  Registered N3781B to Bob Keys, Palau. (Source: 1)
22AUG98
  Ferried Palau, Port Moresby, Cairns. (Source: 1)
23AUG98
  Ferried to Bundaberg. (Source: 1)
15OCT98
  Noted at Bundaberg. Plate shows: "E18S BA81 built 5.55 conv. to 9600lbs 5.4.62". (Source: 1)
    Stored in the open at Bundaberg as N3781B. (Source: 1)
VH-CIJ
   
16JUN00
  Registered VH-CIJ to Robert H. Keys, Noosa Heads, QLD. (Source: 1)
01AUG07
  Noted at Bundaberg painted as VH-CIJ. (Source: 1)
25OCT13
  Offered to QAM by Bob Keys.
16DEC13
  Donated to QAM by Bob Keys.
30DEC13
  Wings arrived at QAM Caloundra.
01FEB14
  The aircraft arrived at QAM Caloundra by road from Bundaberg.

 

SOURCES
1
http://www.goodall.com.au/beech18.htm (Part 4)
Thanks to Geoff Goodall.

 

Compiled by Ron Cuskelly

 

 

 


ISSUE
DATE
REMARKS
3
27NOV16
Added an image of the aircraft at Bundaberg in 1998 thanks to Shaun Ryan.
2
02FEB14
Added the arrival date at Caloundra plus two images.
1
01JAN14
Original issue.