VH-BFA. Bristol 170-31 Freighter. c/n 13179.


 

First flown as a B-170-31M Freighter - G-18-171 - 1954

Sold to the Pakistan Air Force as S4416 - September 26, 1954

Transferred to Pakistan Government - June 1961

Sold to Ansett-A.N.A. - September 3, 1961

Given the registration AP-AMN for delivery flight to Melbourne

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BFA - October 10, 1961

Entered Ansett-A.N.A. service on Melbourne-Hobart route - October 21, 1961

Transferred to Ansett-M.A.L. - March 1964

Registered to Ansett-M.A.L. - May 22, 1964

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Port Morseby in full Ansett-M.A.L. colors - May 26, 1964

Withdrawn from service temporarily at Goroka - January 1967 - April 1967

Returned to Ansett-A.N.A. - June 30, 1967

Withdrawn from use and stored Melbourne

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 30, 1967

Sold to SAFE Air New Zealand - November 1967

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-CVK

Departed Brisbane on delivery flight to Woodbourne, New Zealand - November 16, 1967

Broken up for spares

 


 

VH-BFA. Ansett-ANA - in the full livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-BFA. Ansett-ANA - 'Freighter' in the full livery, location & date unknown.

VH-BFA. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the full livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-BFA. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the full livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-BFA. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-BFA. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.
 

ZK-CVK. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1967.

ZK-CVK. Safe Air - in the faded Ansett livery at Woodbourne New Zealand, date unknown.