VH-INS. Douglas DC-6B. c/n 45076-712.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INS - August 26, 1956

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Departed Los Angeles on the delivery flight to Australia - August 30, 1956

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - September 02, 1956

Delivery route: Los Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Beltana' (running water)

Operated its first revenue service - September 1956

Transferred to Ansett-ANA following the acquisition of A.N.A. - October 04, 1957

Operated 'last' revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Essendon) - July 02, 1966

Placed in storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport being the last Douglas DC-6B in Australia

Re-entered service with Ansett-ANA - November 02, 1966

Operated final revenue service - May 11, 1967

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - May 11, 1967

Sold to Far Eastern Air Transport (F.E.A.T.) via Australian Aircraft Sales P/L - July 29, 1968

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Taiwan - July 29, 1968

Ferry route: Melbourne - Darwin - Kota Kinabalu - Taiwan (Taipei)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 01, 1968

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-2007 - August 1968

Sold to Yung Shing Airlines, Taiwan - October 22, 1972

Reregistered as B-12201 - ?

Withdrawn from service and stored at Taipei - 1977

Derelict - scrapped at Taipei - 1986

 

VH-INS. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Beltana' in the original livery somewhere over California, August 1956.

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VH-INS. Australian National Airways Pty Ltd - 'Beltana' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-INS. Australian National Airways - 'Beltana' in the original livery at Launceston Airport, January 04, 1957.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, date unknown.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1965.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 14, 1966.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1966.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1967.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 29, 1967.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 29, 1967.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1967.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1967.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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VH-INS. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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B-12201. Yung Shing Airlines - in the standard livery at Taipei Airport, July 1981.

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