VH-INL. Bristol 170-21E Freighter. c/n 12761.

 

This aircraft was first flown as a Bristol B-170 Mk 1A Freighter - 1946

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-AICR - August 26, 1946

Registered to Bristol Aeroplane Company

Leased to Shell (Ecuador) Ltd - March 13, 1947

Entered onto the Ecuadorian Aircraft Register as HC-SBM - ?

Returned to Filton for conversion to Mark 21E standard - March 09, 1949

Sold to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - October 03, 1949

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INL - November 16, 1949

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Mannana' (Above the Earth)

Operated on the 'Air Beef' scheme in Western Australia - January 29, 1950 to 1954

It was damaged in landing accident at Launceston - March 21, 1950

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Essendon) - April 1959

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 03, 1960

The aircraft was scrapped having flown some 18,820 hours - September 1961

 

VH-INL. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Mannana' in the original livery Filton Airport, November 1949.

(E. Coates Copyright Image 1920-477.)

VH-INL. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Mannana' in the original livery Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1920-189.)

VH-INL. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Mannana' in the original livery Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(E. Coates Copyright Image 1920-478.)