VH-ANE. Douglas DC-4-1009. c/n 42916.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian National Airway Pty Ltd - ?

It was first flown - July 10, 1946

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANE - May 16, 1946

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Arkana' (boomerang)

Departed San Francisco on the delivery flight to Australia - July 11, 1946

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - July 14, 1946

Delivery route: San Francisco - Honolulu - Canton Island - Nadi - Sydney

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Essendon) - July 15, 1946

Entered service with A .N. A. - July 1946

It was sold to 20th Century Airlines, California - May 06, 1958

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to the United States - May 07, 1958

Arrived at Burbank on completion of the ferry flight - May 11, 1958

Ferry route: Melbourne - Nadi - Canton Island - Honolulu - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Burbank

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1958

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N5518V - May 13, 1958

Sold to Trans Arabian Airways, Kuwait - May 06, 1959

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-APTT - ?

Sold to Air Cameroun, Douala - November 1961

Entered onto the Cameroun Aircraft Register as TJ-ABD - ?

Sold to Air Madagascar - February 28, 1968

Entered onto the Malagascan Aircraft Register as 5R-MCO - ?

Sold to Air Comores - May 1977

Entered onto the Comoro Islands Aircraft Register as D6-CAB - ?

Withdrawn from use and stored at Moroni International Airport, Comores - 1979

It was subsequently broken up - date unknown

 

VH-ANE. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - Arkana' in the original livery at Melbourne Laverton Airport, circa 1946.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-139.)

VH-ANE. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Arkana' in the original livery at Whenuapai Airport, October 22, 1947.

(Whites Aviation WA-09800-G Copyright Image 1125-667.)

VH-ANE. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Arkana' in the original livery at Whenuapai Airport, July 02, 1948.

(Whites Aviation WA-13581-F Copyright Image 1125-668.)

VH-ANE. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Arkana' in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1125-310.)

VH-ANE. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Arkana' in the final livery at Brisbane Archerfield Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-445.)

5R-MCO. Air Madagascar - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1975.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-333.)

5R-MCO. Air Madagascar - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, June 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1125-195.)