Aircraft Photo of 9M-OPA | Beech 100 King Air | Department of Civil Aviation |
Registration / Serial:9M-OPA
Aircraft Original Type:Beech 100 King Air
Aircraft Generic Type:Beech 100 King Air (U-21)
Aircraft Version:Beech 100 King Air
Operator / Titles:Department of Civil Aviation
C/n (msn):B-27
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: YSBK   Other: -
Photo Date:6 March 1984
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 4901
Photo Comment

The identity of this aircraft cannot be confirmed. What is known is the Malaysian Civil Aviation Department took delivery of Beech 100 MSN B-27 in 1972. It was initially registered 9M-CAA, which was changed to 9M-JPA the following year. In 1983, 9M-JPA was reallocated to a new Beech 200T Super King Air and in June 1984 Beech 100 MSN B-27 was registered in the US N5377C as an import from Malaysia. A simple change of 9M-JPA to OPA seems a logical step ahead of the aircraft being flown first to Australia and then on the US for resale.

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