A20-103. Boeing 707-368C. c/n 21103-905.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Saudia Arabian Airlines - ?

Entered onto the Saudi Aircraft Register as HZ-ACG - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Renton) - September 1975

First flown as HZ-ACG - September 29, 1975

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B engines

Accepted by Saudi Arabian Airlines at Seattle (Renton) - October 14, 1975

Withdrawn from use and stored at Davis Monthan - ?

Sold to the Boeing Military Airplane Company Ltd - July 13, 1987

Issued with tempory registration 'N1987B'

Sold to the Royal Australian Air Force - February 25, 1988

Arrived at Sydney RAAF Richmond on completion of the ferry flight - March 11, 1988

Allocated the RAAF Serial Number A20-103

Operated by No. 33 Squadron in the transport role

This aircraft was destoyed during a training flight at East Sale, Victoria - October 29, 1991

The aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea killing the five crew members on board

Crash attributed to a simulation of asymmetric flight resulting in a sudden and violent departure from controlled flight

Flight crew: Aircraft Captain Squadron Leader Mark Lewin; co-pilot Flight Lieutenant Tim Ellis;

Third pilot Flight Lieutenant Mark Duncan; Flight Engineer Warrant Officer Jon Fawcett;

Loadmaster Warrant Officer Al Gwynne

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HZ-ACG. Saudi Arabian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-502.)

HZ-ACG. Saudi Arabian Airlines - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1986.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-503.)

A20-103. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Fairford Airport, June 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-568.)

A20-103. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at RAF Fairford, June 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-787.)