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Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne Essendon Airport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.