VH-EBR. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18954-458.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - November 03, 1965

First flown at Renton as VH-EBR - December 09, 1965

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - December 28, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBR - December 30, 1965

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft was named 'City of Wollongong'

Departed Seattle for Ontario, California for modification by Lockheed Aircraft Service - December 30, 1965

Returned to Qantas at Ontario, California - February 01, 1966

Departed Ontario on the delivery flight to Australia (Captain A. A. E. Yates) - February 03, 1966

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of the delivery flight at 16:18 hours - February 05, 1966

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - London via the Kangaroo Route - February 12, 1966

Departed Sydney on a proving flight to South Africa - March 07, 1966

Flew Mauritius - Sydney in 10 hours 4 minutes (Captain R. Uren) - March 09, 1966

Operated final revenue service (freighter) Sydney - San Francisco - Sydney as QF500/501 - May 29 - 31, 1974

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 10, 1974

Aircraft had flown 28,261 hours with 11,311 cycles

Sold to Malaysian Airline System, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Accepted by Malaysian Airlines at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - June 28, 1974

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-ATR - June 28, 1974

Departed Sydney on the delivery flight to Malaysian Airlines in the standard livery - June 29, 1974

Reregistered 9M-MCR - September 29, 1975

Withdrawn from use at Kuala Lumpur - January 1980

Sold to Somali Airlines - February 29, 1980

Entered onto the Somali Aircraft Register as 6O-SBN - ?

Accepted by Somali Airlines at Kuala Lumpur - March 12, 1980

Departed Kuala Lumpur on the ferry to Hamburg, Germany for overhaul - March 12, 1980

Departed Hamburg on the ferry to Mogadishu - April 18, 1980

Aircraft was hijacked to Addis Ababa whilst enroute Mogadishu - Jeddah - November 24, 1984

Hijackers surrendered and aircraft was released undamaged - November 27, 1984

Ferried to Hamburg for storage - January 25, 1985

Sold to Jet Avionics System, Miami, Florida - March 15, 1985

Ferried Hamburg - Stansted in the standard Somali livery for storage - March 21, 1985

Sold to Omega Air - April 1985

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N449J - November 18, 1985

Registered to Omega Air Ltd

Noted at Miami, Florida in the standard Somali livery on lease to Florida West Airlines - November 21, 1985

Sold to Boeing Military Airplane Company, Wichita - November 25, 1985

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 1986

Noted at National Aircraft, Tucson, Arizona extensively parted out - February 21, 1992

Scrapped for parts

 


 

 

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, December 1965.

 
VH-EBR. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the standard livery at Mexico City Airport, April 1966.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1968.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Frankfurt Airport, April 1971.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at London Airport, May 1971.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery, location unknown, February 1972.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1973.

VH-EBR. Qantas Australia - in the new 'ochre' livery at Amsterdam Airport, date unknown.

9M-ATR. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Gatwick Airport, August 1974.

9M-MCR. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Kuala Lumpur, August 1976.

9M-MCR. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at unknown airport, January 1979.

9M-MCR. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at unknown airport, January 1979.

6O-SBN. Somali Airlines - in the original livery, location and date unknown.

6O-SBN. Somali Airlines - in the original livery at Stansted Airport, July 1985.