VH-INJ. Douglas Dc-4-1009. c/n 42927-31.

Was converted to: ATL-98A Carvair. c/n 42927-19.


 

Originally built for Svensk Interkontinental Luftrafik AB - May 17, 1946

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-BBD - ?

Transferred to S.A.S. - August 1, 1948

Aircraft was originally allocated name "Styrbjorn Viking' but it was not used

Aircraft was named 'Sigmund Viking'

Sold to Japan Air Lines - February 23, 1954

Entered onto the Japanese Aircraft Register as JA-6008 - ?

Sold to Ansett-A.N.A. - August 6, 1963

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INJ - August 07, 1963

Departed Tokyo on ferry flight to Australia - August 09, 1963

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at conclusion of ferry flight - August 12, 1963

Converted to carry 60 passengers but aircraft was later operated as 50 to 70 seater

Ferried to Sydney for operation by Airlines of N. S. W. - December 12, 1963

Operated first Airlines of N.S.W. revenue service Sydney - Coffs Harbour - December 13, 1963

Wet-leased by Airlines of South Australia - February 24, 1964 to March 23, 1964

Withdrawn from use for conversion by Aviation Traders to an ATL-98A Carvair freighter - 1965

Departed Melbourne on ferry flight to Southend for conversion - May 19, 1965

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 22, 1965

Re-flown as a ATL-98 Carvair - September 14, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as an ATL-98 - VH-INJ - September 17, 1965

Departed Stansted on redelivery to Ansett-A.N.A. in Melbourne - September 24, 1965

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at conclusion of ferry flight - September 30, 1965

Ferry route: Stansted - Athens - Damascus - Bahrain - Masirah Islands - Colombo - Singapore -

Bali - Darwin - Melbourne

The aircraft carried a replica of the Santos-Dumont Demoiselle machine on this ferry flight

Operated first Carvair revenue freight service - October 25, 1965

Repainted into the Ansett Airlines of Australia Air Cago 'delta' livery - April 1971

Operated final revenue service - June 09, 1972

Placed in storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales Pty Ltd - June 23, 1973

Sold to Jack M. Garfinkle for Air Cambodge - July 01, 1973

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 03, 1973

The export of the aircraft was held up by Australian Customs - July 06, 1973

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to Bangkok - August 02, 1973

Leased to South East Asia Air Transport - August0 2, 1973

Sub-leased to Air Cambodge - August 1973

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N33AC - ?

Abandoned at Phnom Penh - 1975

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 13, 1981

Was reported to be derelict at Phnom Penh as of 1997

Other reports indicate it was still in existance at Bangkok Airport - 1990

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-INJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Wagga Wagga Airport, August 1964.

VH-INJ. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the Ansett-ANA livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA 'Skymaster' - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
 

 

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA 'Skymaster' - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1965.

 

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA - being converted to Carvair configuration at Southend, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA - being converted to Carvair configuration at Southend, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA - being converted to Carvair configuration at Southend, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1965.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1965.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Cairns Airport, August 1966.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1969.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1969.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1969.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1970.

VH-INJ. Ansett-ANA Air Cargo - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1970.

VH-INJ. Ansett Air Cargo - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1973.

VH-INJ. Ansett Air Cargo - inside the cockpit at Melbourne Airport, March 1973.

VH-INJ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1973.
 

 

VH-INJ. A.A.S. - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1973.

 
 

N33AC. A.A.S. 'Air Cambodge' - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1973.

N33AC. A.A.S. 'Air Cambodge' - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1973.