VH-EAJ. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 19630-746.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 08, 1968

First flown at Renton as VH-EAJ - September 12, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EAJ - September 25, 1968

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Geelong'

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle - September 25, 1968

This was the last Boeing 707 ordered by Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Renton) on the delivery flight to Australia via London - September 25, 1968

Departed London as a migrant charter to Sydney (Kingsford Smith) via Athens as QF170/003- October 01, 1968

Arrived Sydney (16:10 local) on completion of the delivery flight - October 03, 1968

Endangered by bushfires whilst on the ground at Melbourne ( Avalon) during crew training - January 08, 1969

Quick actions by aircrew and engineers saved the aircraft by moving it around the airfield to escape the fires

Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch service - July 01, 1972

Aircraft renamed 'City of Broken Hill' - May 15, 1975

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Brisbane - Auckland - Sydney - March 19, 1976

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 24, 1976

Aircraft had flown 27,874 hours with 9,387 cycles

Sold to British Caledonian Airlines - March 24, 1976

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BDSJ (CofR BDSJ/R1) - March 24, 1976

Aircraft named 'County of Fife'

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to United Kingdom via Papeete - Miami - March 25, 1976

Aircraft renamed 'Loch Tay'

Leased to Nigeria Airways in BCAL livery with Nigerian titles - November 15 - December 15, 1978

Sold to Uganda Airlines - October 05, 1981

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - October 05, 1981

Entered onto the Ugandan Aircraft Register as 5X-UBC - October 05, 1981

Sustained damage in heavy landing at Brussels - February 18, 1982

Repaired and returned to service 5 days later

Observed at Amsterdam with small Ethiopian Airlines titles - May 29, 1988

Destroyed when it crashed whilst landing in fog at Rome's Flumicino Airport - October 17, 1988

For further details regarding this crash please click 'HERE'

 


 

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery over Washington State, September 1968.

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, May 1971.
 

 

VH-EAJ. Qantas Australia - in the modified 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1973.

 

G-BDSJ. British Caledonian - in the original livery at unknown airport, May 1977.

G-BDSJ. British Caledonian - in the original livery at unknown airport, September 1978.

G-BDSJ. British Caledonian - in the original livery at London's Gatwick Airport, April 1980.

5X-UBC. Uganda Airlines - in the full livery at Marseille Airport, September 1982.

5X-UBC. Uganda Airlines - in the full livery at unknown airport, December 1982.

5X-UBC. Uganda Airlines - in the full livery at Frankfurt Airport, June 1985.