On This Day - September 16, 1961.

Following its recent conversion by Boeing at Seattle (Renton) to a Boeing 707-138B 'fan-jet engined' airliner, the Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138B VH-EBA 'City of Melbourne' was rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the airline's new 'V-Jet' livery.

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On This Day - September 16, 1999.

The Ansett Australia Boeing 747-312 VH-INH operated its final revenue service, operating Flight AN887 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Hong Kong (Kai Tak). It was then returned to its owners, Singapore Airlines.

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On This Day - September 16, 2007.

The ex Australian air Express / National Jet Express Boeing 727-277AF VH-VLF, now registered as N982JM, departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on its ferry flight to the United States (Mojave) for storage.

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On This Day - September 16, 2009.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-VZF 'Jean Batten', now registered as ZK-ZQA, was ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as Flight QF6021 for operation by Qantas Jetconnect. On arrival at Auckland the aircraft was officially named 'Jean Batten' at the welcoming ceremony.

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On This Day - September 16, 2009.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGD departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) for the last time, on its ferry flight to the United States (Victorville) as Flight QF6019, for long-term storage. It was acquired by Air Transport Services Group on April 22, 2010 and converted to an 'all-freight' configuration.

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