SAMOA AIRCRAFT REGISTER

Compiled by David Wise

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Formerly Western Samoa. 5W- Register started following independence in 1962.

This register is posted as "work in progress". Any corrections or extra information would be welcome. Please e-mail dave.wise@btinternet.com.


5W-AAA to 5W-ZZZ

Reg
5W-
Issue Reg
date
Type Const No History
Aircraft operated in Western Samoa before start of 5W- register
ZK-BMQ 1 7/59 P50 Prince 3C P50/38 ex VH-RSX/A90-1/(WZ409) (op Polynesian) cr Faelolo 6/60 scr cx 6/61
ZK-BYN 1 2/61 P50 Prince 3E P50/48 ex VR-TBN/G-AMPR (op Polynesian) wfu Faelolo 7/63 scr 65 cx 5/65
ZK-BYO 1 2/61 P50 Prince 3A P50/25 ex VR-TBD (op Polynesian) wfu Faelolo 2/63 scr (derelict 3/81) cx 5/65
Samoa 5W- register from 1962
5W-FAA 1 6/63

C-47B-30-DK

32895/16147 ex ZK-AOZ/NZ3537/44-76563 (op Polynesian) cx ?/68 to PK-RDB (rems at Australian Heritage Centre, Darwin by 3/95)
5W-FAA 2 10/04 DHC8-102 036 ex P2-MCM/VH-TND/N806MX/C-GEVP (op Polynesian) to VH-QQG cx 9/07
5W-FAB 1 7/65 R4D-5 13996/25441 ex N2203S/BuAer 17243/43-48180 (op Polynesian) ditched Faelolo 5/66 cx
5W-FAC 1 11/66 C-47B-45-DK 34224/16964 ex ZK-APA/45-961/NZ3555 (op Polynesian) ditched Faelolo 1/70 cx
5W-FAD 1 3/68 DC-4/C-54G-10-DO 36036 ex N17225/45-0583 (op Polynesian) to N6299 cx 8/69 then HC-ASC>CP-1090 cr Bolivia 1/84
5W-FAE 1 6/69 Pa22-160 22-5122R ex ZK-BZC/ZK-BSA wfu 4/73 to ZK-BZC cx 5/76
5W-FAF 1 8/69 BN2A 109 ex G-51-42 (op Polynesian) cr 8/88 Asau cx c12/88
5W-FAG 1 8/69 Bo208C Junior 601 ex ZK-CJG to ZK-CJG cx c12/75
5W-FAH 1 12/69 C-47B-35-DK 16567/33315 ex ZK-BQKNZ3544/44-76983 (op Polynesian) to NZ 4/72 but not rest wfu 6/73 to MoTaT 7/73
5W-FAI 1 2/70 C-47B-30-DK 16387/33135 ex ZK-AWP/NZ3543/44-76803 (op Polynesian) rev to ZK-AWP 7/73 to A3-AWP cx 11/05
5W-FAJ 1 5/71 FU-24 Mk II Utility 140 ex ZK-CXW/(VH-EOD)/VH-EPZ/ZK-CXW (op Samoa Avn Ltd on pass svcs) to VH-CCH 5/73 cx
5W-FAK 0       <not traced>
5W-FAL 1 ?/71 C207 20700196 ex N1596U to ZK-DRY 10/75
5W-FAM 1 ?/72 C172K 17258484 ex N84467 to ZK-PAM cx 3/83
5W-FAN 1 1/72 HS748-2A 1701 ex G-AYYH/G-11-8 to G-BIUV cx 5/81
5W-FAO 1 ?/73 HS748-2A 1714 ex G-11-10 (lsd Mount Cook 6-10/82 to Spore 2/83) to G-BMFT cx 10/85 then to VR-BFT>VP-BFT>G-BMFT>G-OPFW
5W-FAP 1   C207 20700226 ex N1671C/N1626U to ZK-DSE cx 3/76 then VH-WAY
5W-FAQ 1 9/78 BN2A-26 785 ex VH-IBZ/9V-BJG/G-BDRS (op Polynesian) to ZK-EVO cx 11/83
5W-FAR 1 12/78 N22B Nomad 70 (op Polynesian) to ZK-NOL cx 1/86 wfu 11/95
5W-FAS 1 <?/80 C-A188B 18803406T ex (N2167J) to ZK-FYJ cx 9/91 then ZK-COT >12/98 VH-BCT cr 12/07
5W-FAT 1 10/83 N24A Nomad 122 (op Polynesian) to ZK-NME cx 1/86
5W-FAU 1 1/88 DHC6-300 678 ex N630DP/N12RA (op Polynesian) cr Apia 1/97 cx
5W-FAV 1 12/88 BN2A 42 ex ZK-FMS/9M-AYJ/9M-MDB/ 9M-ARM/9V-BBS/G-51-11 (op Polynesian) (st Apia for sale 7/09) to VH-BMH cx 4/11
5W-FAW 1 5/08 DHC-6-300 827 ex C-FTLQ/N190JM/9XR-KD/C-GDFT (op Polynesian) current
5W-FAX 1 4/92 B737-3S3 23788 ex N851LF/G-NAFH/G-BOYN/EC-ECQ/EC-277/ G-BOYN/EC-ECQ (op Polynesian) to N271LF cx 7/94
5W-FAY 1 c10/91 B737-3S3 23811 ex G-BNPA/C-FGHQ/G-BHPA/G-DIAR/N841LF n.t.u with ILFC cargo conv 9/92 to D-ABWS 8/94 & 7 others
5W-FAY 2 2/98 DHC6-320 690 ex VH-UQW/VH-SXW/C-GNTO (op Polynesian) current
           
5W-??? 1 ?/72 C-172L 17259729 (maybe res as 5W-FAK?) ex DQ-FBR/(VQ-FBR)/N9829G res ntu to ZK-DLW cx 1/73
           
5W-CSJ 1 7/12 BN2A-26 833 ex DQ-FCX/G-BEMJ (op Samoa Air) current
5W-HWR 1 11/91 B206B 919 ex ZK-HWR/N43AL to ZK-IBF cx 10/06
5W-ILF 1 4/92 B737-3Q8 26282 (op Polynesian) to VH-TAB cx 10/01 then N262KS>VP-CKY
5W-JMJ 1 2/16 RC690B 11411 ex N690GG/N95GR/N81648 (op Jeff Hunter/Talofa Airways, Apia) current
5W-JUN 1 7/12 BN2A-9 159 ex DQ-FIN/VH-ISA/G-AXYR/G-51-159 (op Samoa Air) lsd to Real Tonga as A3-PAS cx c10/13
5W-KBL 1 c4/78 C172N 68739 ex ZK-KBL/VH-KBL/(N734CA)/N165TC to VH-KBL cx 4/89
5W-PAH 1 12/95 DHC6-320 516 ex VH-FNX/P2-RDK/PH-STI/G-BTWT (op Polynesian) wfu cx 10/04 to P2-MCS 2/05
5W-PAL 1 3/81 B737-2U9 22575 (op Polynesian) (to N149AW 11/85 (>ZK-POL ntu) rest 10/86) to N149AW cx 5/87 then to ZK-NEF>N149AW
5W-RJO 1 8/12 C172P 17274238 ex VH-DBG/N1886C/(N50938) (op Samoa Air) current
5W-SAM 1 11/00 B737-8Q8 30039 (op Polynesian) to N734MA cx 5/03 then (6/12)>D4-CBX
5W-SAO 1 9/01 B737-8Q8 30639 (op Polynesian) to 4X-EKP cx 1/06
5W-SPE 1 res c9/09 SD360 Sh.3698 ex N711MP/G-BMUX/G-14-3698 (res for South Pacific Express) ntu st Saipan 1/06 (reported to MAS for scrap 3/10 but reprived and current as N711MP on FAI with cert renewed 5/12 & reported flying 2/12)
5W-SPX 1 5/08 SD360 Sh.3693 ex N429AS/A3-BFK/C6-BFK/N695PC/G-BMNI (op South Pacific Express) to N693GL cx 10/10
5W-STF 1 10/14 DHC6-300 402 (op Polynesian) ex C-FHKB/PJ-WCA/C-FHKB/N204SA/C-GHRE/HP-1308AP/N546N/ V3-HFM/5N-ATM/F-GFYE/N546N/N980FL current
5W-TAL 1 4/16 RC690B 11526 ex N121ML/N691PA/N68EZ/XA-SCJ/N50PT/N81769 (op Jeff Hunter/Talofa Airways, Apia) current
5W-TEA 1 5/94 B767-269ER 23280 ex 9K-AIA/N6038E (op Polynesian) to 9K-AIA 10/94 then TC-ASK>HI-660CA>CC-CDX>TR-LEJ>N6373P>(st 1/99-3/04)>EX-067>A6-PHZ>N251MY>HS-KOA
           
Instructional airframe
ZK-CEE 1 12/63 PA-25-235 25-2572 cr Mahia, NZ 9/76 cx 4/80 to Western Samoa (5W-) as inst airframe 1979
           
Others
ZK-REA 1 7/12 BN2A Islander 43 (op Samoa Air) ex ZK-FWH/F-OCMN/G-5-12 (temp leased 7/12)
           
           

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