BEECH E18S N3781B C/N BA-81

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QAM thanks Bob Keys for the donation of this aircraft.

Built by the Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. (Source: 1)

History from 1955 to 1963 is unknown.

Modified to permit operation at an increased maximum take-off weight of 9600 pounds. (Source: 1)

Registered N3781B to Harvest Queen Mill & Elevator Co., Plainview, Texas. (Source: 1)

Registered to Richard R. Bogenreif, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: 1)

Operated by Air Vegas Airlines, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: 1)

Undercarriage collapsed on landing roll at Grand Canyon, Arizona arriving from Las Vegas. Pilot and 10 pax unhurt. (Source: 1)

Noted derelict at Van Nuys, California. (Source: 1)

Registered to Aerospace Products Inc, North Hollywood, California. (Source: 1)

Registered to Glenn A. Bagley, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: 1)

Struck-off the US Register on sale to Micronesia. (Source: 1)

Registered V6-CAB to Caroline Pacific Air, Pohnpei, Micronesia. (Source: 1)

Registered N3781B to Bob Keys, Palau. (Source: 1)

Ferried Palau, Port Moresby, Cairns. (Source: 1)

Ferried to Bundaberg. (Source: 1)

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)

Registered VH-CIJ to Robert H. Keys, Noosa Heads, QLD. (Source: 1)

Noted at Bundaberg painted as VH-CIJ. (Source: 1)

Offered to QAM by Bob Keys.

Donated to QAM by Bob Keys.

Wings arrived at QAM Caloundra.

The aircraft arrived at QAM Caloundra by road from Bundaberg.


Compiled by Ron Cuskelly
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Added an image of the aircraft at Bundaberg in 1998 thanks to Shaun Ryan.

Issue: 3

DATE: 27 NOV 16

Added the arrival date at Caloundra plus two images.

Issue: 2

DATE: 02 FEB 14

Original issue.

Issue: 1

DATE: 01 JAN 14

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