VH-INJ. Bristol 170-21E Freighter. c/n 12755.
First flown as a B-170-21E Freighter - 1946
Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AICL - November 11, 1948
Registered to Bristol Aeroplane Company
Leased to Australian National Airways as G-AICL - November 23, 1948
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INJ - April 6, 1949
Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd
Aircraft was named 'Pokana' - (Heron)
Continued to operate under U.K. C.of A. until November 23, 1949
Used on services from Melbourne to Tasmania
Had distinction of being first aircraft to land at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne
Operated on 'Air Beef' scheme in Western Australia - May 7, 1951 to 1954
Ownership was transferred to Ansett-A.N.A. - October 4, 1957
Was overhaulled and repainted in full Ansett-A.N.A. livery - 1959
Operated last revenue service for Ansett-A.N.A. Hobart-Melbourne - June 26, 1960
Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne Essendon Airport
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 3, 1960
Aircraft scrapped - September 1961
VH-INJ. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - in original silver livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-INJ. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - in original silver livery at Melbourne Airport, circa 1954.