9V-SMT. Boeing 747-412. c/n 27137-990.

Was also registered as: B-2430.


This aircraft was ordered new by Singapore Airline - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) as 'N60797' - July 1993

Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines

First flown as 'N60797' - August 04, 1993

Entered onto the Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SMT - August 1993

Registered to Singapore Airlines Ltd

Accepted by Singapore Airlines at Everett (Paine Field) - August 19, 1993

It was ;eased to Ansett International to cover the planned maintenance on VH-INH & VH-INJ - 1999

It was operated in the basic Singapore Airlines livery with Ansett Australia titles

Ferried Singapore - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - April 07, 1999

Operated its first Ansett Australia revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Kansai as AN883 - April 08, 1999

Operated its final Ansett Australia revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as AN887 - April 23, 1999

Ferried Hong Kong - Singapore as AN4800 - April 24, 1999

Returned to Singapore Airlines at the end of the lease - April 24, 1999

It suffered a severe tail strike at Auckland whilst operating Auckland - Singapore as SQ286 - March 13, 2003

Returned to Auckland for inspection - the aircraft was subsequently nicknamed 'Scrape My Tail'

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Norrthwest NA Trustee - December 08, 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N137GP - ?

The aircraft was converted to freighter configuration by TAECO with work completed - April 2007

Sold to Guggenheim Aviation Partners

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-2430 - May 11, 2007

Registered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners

Leased to Great Wall Airlines as the registered operator

Current with Great Wall Airlines - 2012



9V-SMT. Ansett Australia - in the basic 'Singapore Airlines' livery at Osaka Kansai Airport, April 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-856.)