VH-EBK. Boeing 707-138B. c/n 18334-229.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton as a 707-138B - July 10, 1961

First flown as VH-EBK - August 14, 1961

Accepted by Qantas at seattle - August 28, 1961

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBK - August 29, 1961

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - August 29, 1961

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - September 1, 1961

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Flying time for flight 16 hours 39 minutes

Aircraft was named 'City of Newcastle'

Operated first revenue service Sydney - San Francisco - October 1, 1961

Operated the inaugural Sydney - London service via Djakarta - February 6, 1962

Suffered extensive structural damage to lower nose area on landing at Singapore - December 23, 1964

The aircraft landed heavily on its nosewheel first, during a tropical rain storm

Ferried to Sydney empty and unpressurised for repairs - January 4, 1965

Repairs completed and aircraft returned to service - February 13, 1965

Fitted with Inertial Navigation System for trials - September 1965

Operated the final Qantas 707-138B service on Sydney - San Francisco route - April 27, 1968

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - September 8, 1968

Withdrawn from use and stored engineless at Sydney Airport

Prepared for leased to British West Indian Airways Ltd - November 1968

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 5, 1968

Entered onto the Caribbean Aircraft Register as 9Y-TDB - December 5, 1968

Departed Sydney on delivery to B.W.I.A. - December 8, 1968

Returned to Qantas at end of lease - April 1969

Sold to B.W.I.A. - July 4, 1969

Departed Sydney on redelivery to B.W.I.A. as 9Y-TDB - September 19, 1969

Withdrawn from use by B.W.I.A. and stored at Port of Spain, Trinidad - October 1977

Sold to Euro Air Financing - October 1977

Ferried from Tulsa to Basle, Switzerland - January 14, 1978

Cancelled from the Caribbean Aircraft Register - February 2, 1978

Sold to Jet Aviation, Zurich - March 1978

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N58937 - ?

Sold and registered to TAG Aviation - April 25, 1978

Converted to VIP configuration by Dee Howard, San Antonio - June 1979 to February 1980

Departed Newark for Le Bourget, Paris with TAG Aviation - July 23, 1980

Leased to Royal Moroccan Air Force - May 18, 1983

Entered onto the Moroccan Aircraft Register as CN-ANS

Appeared as a static backdrop in the movie 'Black Hawk Down' which was filmed in Morocco - 2000

Believed to be still extant at Kenitra, Morocco - 2008

 


 

VH-EBK. Qantas - in the experimental livery at Seattle, August 1961.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, 1961.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Hong Kong, 1961.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Hong Kong, 1961.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Hong Kong, 1961.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Hong Kong, March 1962.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the original 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, 1962.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City, April 1965.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1965.

VH-EBK. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - final 'V-Jet' livery, location & date unknown.

VH-EBK. B.W.I.A. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1968.

VH-EBK. B.W.I.A. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1968.

VH-EBK. B.W.I.A. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1968.

9Y-TDB. B.W.I.A. - in the original livery at Miami Airport, March 1969.

9Y-TDB. B.W.I.A. International - in the final livery at Miami, December 1976.
 

 

N58937. TAG Aviation - in the full livery at Le Bourget Airport, September 1980.