VH-EBZ. Boeing 707-349C. c/n 19354-503.


 

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 19, 1966

First flown at Renton as N324F - June 9, 1966

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N324F - June 1966

Registered to Boeing Aircraft Corporation

Leased to Flying Tiger Line by Boeing - June 21, 1966

Sub-leased to Universal Studios for the original 'Airport' movie - January 28, 1969

Returned to Flying Tiger Line - March 8, 1969

Leased / sold to Aer Lingus - April 1, 1969

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-ASO - April 1, 1969

Aircraft was named 'St Canice'

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd - September 1970

Test flown at Dublin in full Qantas 'V-Jet' livery - September 11, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBZ - September 13, 1970

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd

Aircraft was named 'City of Swan Hill'

Departed Dublin on positioning flight to Frankfurt, Germany - September 14, 1970

Arrived Sydney at 1107 at conclusion of migrant charter flight from Frankfurt - September 17, 1970

Operated migrant charter flights to Rome, Vienna and London - September 1970

Operated first commercial service Sydney - London via Southern Cross Route - September 28, 1970

Utilised to test and evaluate single side band radio equipment - August 1971

Operated final service Sydney - Christchurch - Melbourne - Sydney as QF312/353/272 - September 24, 1971

Departed Sydney on ferry flight to Dublin as QF071D (Captain A. Terrell) - September 29, 1971

Arrived Dublin at conclusion of ferry flight - September 30, 1971

Returned to Aer Lingus, Dublin in full Qantas livery

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 1, 1971

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-ASO - October 1971

Leased to British Caledonian Airways - April 25, 1973

Entered onto the U.K. Aircraft Register as G-BAWP - April 25, 1973

Aircraft was named 'County of Inverness'

Returned to Aer Lingus - May 15, 1975

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-ASO - May 1975

Leased to Zambia Airways in full Zambia Airways livery - July 1975

Entered onto the Zambian Aircraft Register as 9J-AEC

Returned to Aer Lingus at end of lease - October 1975

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-ASO - October 1975

Leased to Zambia Airways in Aer Lingus livery with Zambia Airways titles - October 1976

Entered onto the Zambian Aircraft Register as 9J-AEC - October 1976

Returned to Aer Lingus at end of lease - January 1977

Entered onto the Irish Aircrafty Register as EI-ASO - January 1977

Leased to Zambia Airways - April 3 to May 3, 1980

Entered onto the Bangladesh Aircraft Register as S2-ACG - May 1980

Leased to Bangladesh Biman in Aer Lingus livery with Bangladesh titles - May 6, 1980

Operated first revenue service with Bangladesh Biman from Heathrow - May 11, 1980

Returned to Aer Lingus at end of lease - November 22, 1980

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-ASO - November 1980

Rolled out at Dublin in full Libyan Arab livery - February 27, 1981

Leased to Libyan Arab - March 1, 1981

Returned to Aer Lingus, withdrawn from use and stored at Dublin - October 31, 1982

Returned to Aer Lingus service in Aer Lingus livery - September 14, 1983

Leased to Arkia, Isreal in full Aer Lingus livery with Arkia titles - December 14, 1984

Returned to Aer Lingus at end of lease - February 24, 1985

Converted to high density economy seating configuration & returned to Aer Lingus service - April 1985

Operated final Aer Lingus service London - Dublin - October 27, 1986

Sold to Omega Air and ferried to Stansted - October 30, 1986

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - October 30, 1986

Registered N324F to Omega Air Inc, Washington - December 1986

Leased to Transbrasil, Brazil - January 25, 1987

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft register as PT-TCS - January 25, 1987

Departed Stansted on delivery to Transbrasil - January 29, 1987

Aircraft was destroyed when it crashed on approach to land at Guarulhos, Sao Paulo, Brasil - March 21, 1989

Three crew and 18 people on the ground were killed when it crashed into their houses

Aircraft was destroyed

 


 

VH-EBZ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1971.

VH-EBZ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, August 1971.

VH-EBZ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1971.
 
VH-EBZ. Qantas Australia - in the 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Airport, circa 1971.
 

9J-AEC. Zambia Airways - in basic Aer Lingus livery at London's Heathrow Airport, November 1976.

EI-ASO. Aer Lingus - in the full livery at Paris CDG Airport, July 1978.

S2-ACG. Bangladesh Biman - in basic Aer Lingus livery at London's Gatwick Airport, October 1980.

 

EI-ASO. Arkia - in basic Aer Lingus livery at London's Gatwick Airport, December 1984.

PT-TCS. Trans Brasil - in the all-white livery at Rio De Janeiro Airport, July 1987.