VH-INK. Bristol 170-21E Freighter. c/n 12735.


First flown as a B-170 Mk 2A Wayfarer - 1946

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AHJC

Registered to Bristol Aeroplane Company - May 30, 1946

Used as a demonstrator aircraft in Europe & North America

Leased to British American Air Services - July 7, 1946 to September 1946

Converted to B-170 Mark 1 standard - September 1947

Leased to Silver City Airways for use on Berlin Airlift - September 18, 1948 to November 24, 1948

Converted by Bristol to Mark 21E standard - June 23, 1949

Sold to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INK - September 23, 1949

Aircraft was named 'Kiopana' - (Depart Quickly)

Used on services from Melbourne to Tasmania

Operated on 'Air Beef' scheme in Western Australia - 1952 to 1953

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne's Essendon Airport - 1959

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 3, 1960

Aircraft scrapped - September 1961

Aircraft had flown 14,440 hours




VH-INK. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-INK. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - in the new livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1956.