VH-EBS. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18955-467.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - December 14, 1965

First flown at Renton as VH-EBS - January 19, 1966

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle - February 1, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBS - February 2, 1966

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Kalgoorlie'

Departed Seattle for Ontario, California for modification by Lockheed Aircraft Service - February 3, 1966

Departed Ontario on delivery flight to Australia - March 7, 1966

Arrived Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight at 17:54 hours (Captain F. Fox) - March 9, 1966

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney - London via Kangaroo Route - March 19, 1966

Departed Sydney for Mexico City thence to Wichita for modification by Boeing - June 26, 1967

Returned to Sydney following modifications - August 3, 1967

Was the first Qantas 707 to visit Port Moresby (Captain D. Harden) - September 14, 1967

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - March 11, 1973

Withdrawn from service at Sydney Airport

Aircraft had flown 24,497 hours 15 minutes with 8,804 cycles

Leased to Malaysian Airline System

Departed Sydney on delivery flight to Malaysia in full MAS livery - March 30, 1973

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 11, 1973

Sold to Malaysian Airline System - October 10, 1973

Aircraft had flown 25,734 hours 52 minutes with 9,322 cycles

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-ASO - October 10, 1973

Reregistered 9M-MCS - October 15, 1975

Withdrawn from service by MAS - January 1, 1981

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu for storage - January 20, 1981

Sold to Air Supply Corp, Lichtenstein - October 1981

Flown from Luxembourg - Basle in basic white livery without titles - October 24, 1981

Sold to United African Airlines - October 24, 1981

Entered onto the Libyan Aircraft Register as 5A-DJO

Departed Basle on delivery flight to Tripoli, Libya - October 24, 1981

Crashed and destroyed 24 km north of Sebha, Libya - March 14, 1983

Aircraft was being operated by Jamahiriya Air Transport and the five-man crew were killed

Accident was the result of engine failure on take-off

 


 

 
VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the full 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, February 1966.

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the full 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, February 1966.

 

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City, July 1966.

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1969.

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Perth Airport, date unknown.

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

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1970.

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, November 1972.

VH-EBS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Airport, May 1973.

VH-EBS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Airport, June 1973.

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, October 1976.

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Airport, December 1977.

 

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, Septmber 1978.