VH-INH. Boeing 747-312. c/n 23026-580.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Singapore Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - April 1983

First flown as N6006C - April 15, 1983

Reregistered N8279V - April 1983

Delivered to Singapore Airlines - April 29, 1983

Entered onto the Singaporean Aircraft Register as 9V-SKA - ?

Leased to Ansett International

Cancelled from the Singaporean Aircraft Register - August 08, 1994

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INH - August 08, 1994

Registered to Ansett International Ltd, Melbourne

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight from Singapore - September 03, 1994

Flight crew: Captain B. Andrews; F/E R. Pearce

Operated first Ansett Australia service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Kansai as AN881 - September 05, 1994

Flight crew: Captains B. Andrews, Dempsey; F/E P. McMahon

Operated inaugural Sydney - Hong Kong - Sydney service as AN887/888 - September 10, 1994

Damaged on landing at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport after the nose-wheel failed to extend - October 19, 1994

No injuries to 23 crew and 253 passengers on board

Repaired and test flown - December 09, 1994

Returned to service - December 11, 1994

To view and download complete accident report click 'HERE'

Operated inaugural Sydney - Taipei - Sydney service as AN827/828 (Captain K. Wallace) - November 11, 1995

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as AN887 - September 16, 1999

Flight crew: Captain B. Andrews; F/O G. Foley; F/E P. Wild, R. McLean

Ferried Hong - Kong - Singapore - September 17, 1999

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 27, 1999

Entered onto Singapore Aircraft Register as 9V-SKA - ?

Sold to Boeing Aircraft Holding Co as N792BA - January 28, 2001

Placed in storage at Pinal Airpark, Marana, Arizona

Parting out commenced - December 2001

Remains observed in the scrapping area at Marana - April 19, 2006

 

9V-SKA. Singapore Airlines - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1984.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-217.)

9V-SKA. Singapore Airlines - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-200.)

9V-SKA. Singapore Airlines - in the revised l livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1987.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4631-218.)

VH-INH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 19, 1994.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-039.)

VH-INH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 19, 1994.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-040.)

VH-INH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-060.)

VH-INH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1996.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-792.)

VH-INH. Ansett Australia - in the 'Starmark' livery at Hong Kong Airport, July 1997.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-007.)