VH-ANF. Boeing 727-277LR. c/n 22644-1768.

 

This aircraft was the last of four Boeing 727-277LRs ordered new by Ansett Transport Industries - ?

First flown at Seattle - July 08, 1981

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANF - July 16, 1981

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - July 22, 1981

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 26, 1981

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Hilo - Pago Pago - Nadi - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Dorward, B. Gessell; F/E J. Gill; LAME B. Ewens

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AN1170 - August 06, 1981

Sold to Intrepid Aviation Partners - December 13, 1996

Operated final revenue service Hobart - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN34 - December 23, 1996

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as AN4291 - April 12, 1997

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Pago Pago - Hilo - San Diego - Miami

Flight crew: Captains L. Griffiths, P. Terrill; F/E L. Forster

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 16, 1997

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N72381 - April 17, 1997

Registered to First Security Bank of Utah

Converted to freighter configuration by Professional Modification Services, Miami

Leased to Continental Micronesia as the registered operator - November 05, 1997

Reregistered as N626DH - ?

Returned to Aircraft Participation Agreement Five - September 30, 1999

An intended lease to European Air Transport did not proceed

Entered onto Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-DLJ - October 1999

Leased to DHL International with sub-lease to Swiftair SA, Spain - December 01, 1999

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 18, 1999

Entered onto the Spanish Aircraft Register as EC-HHU - February 23, 2002

The aircraft was based at Libreville during 2004

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-DPF - January 28, 2005

Registered to DHL Aviation (Pty) Ltd, Lanseria, South Africa

Operated by Solenta Aviation for DHL

Observed operating in South Africa in new DHL livery - December 2005

Badly damaged at Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport, Nigeria - September 07, 2006

Aircraft overran the runway by some 500 metres on landing and collided with a navigational facility

Declared a write-off and donated to the local authorities for fire training purposes

 

VH-ANF. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1982.

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VH-ANF. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1982.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1985.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1985.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1985.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Darwin Airport, February 1986.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1986.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Flag' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1986.

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VH-ANF. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-057.)

VH-ANF. Ansett - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-189.)

N626DH. Continental Micronesia - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-013.)

EC-HHU. DHL Worldwide Express - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-723.)