VH-FCB. Fokker F.27-5224F. c/n 10524.


Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXD with export registration E-532 - December 12, 1975

Registered to Fokker VFW BV, Schiphol Oost

First flown as PH-EXD - January 8, 1976

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - January 22, 1976

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FCB - January 23, 1976

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett Airlines of N.S.W. at Schiphol - January 24, 1976

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight - January 24, 1976

Delivery route: Amsterdam-Belgrade-Istanbul-Ankara-Teheran-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Singapore-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - January 30, 1976

Flight crew: Capts R. Baker, E. Schumann; F/O D. McPartland; Navigator W.S. Kennedy; LAME P. King

Ferried Melbourne-Sydney - February 4, 1976

Operated its first Airlines of N.S.W. revenue service - February 5, 1976

Aircraft almost crashed when 'Gust Lock' became inadvertently engaged in flight near Parkes - May 19, 1976

Aircraft was operating Sydney-Broken Hill service with 29 passengers & 4 crew members

When gust-lock became engaged it froze the movement of ailerons and rudder

This placed aircraft in 35 degree bank to port and losing 2,000 feet per minute

First Officer discovered the latched 'gust-lock' and on its release normal operations returned

Leased to Setair in basic Airlines of N.S.W. 'canary' livery - January 6, 1983

Operated its first Setair service Melbourne-Launceston as a freighter - January 6, 1983

Whilst operated by Setair the aircraft was named 'Merle'

Returned to Air N.S.W. and stored at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport - March 25, 1983

Transaferred to Ansett - April 28, 1983

Leased to Ansett Air Freight - in basic Airlines of N.S.W. 'canary' livery - July 3, 1983 to January 14, 1984

Repainted into Ansett 'Southern Cross' livery with Ansett Air Freight titles - late 1983

Returned to Ansett and converted to passenger configuration at Melbourne - January 17, 1984

Leased to Air New South Wales - January 26, 1984 to May 6, 1984

Leased to Air N.S.W. - August 17, 1986 to December 16, 1987

Operated its final revenue service with Air N.S.W. Canberra-Melbourne - December 13, 1987

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport - December 16, 1987

Aircraft had flown a total of 26,624 hours with 26,165 cycles

Leased to Linea Aerea del Cobre Ltda (Ladeco) - January 3, 1988 to June 1, 1989

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight without markings - January 8, 1988

Delivery route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Broome-Bali-Seletar-Bangkok-Calcutta-Delhi-Karachi-Bahrain-

Jeddah-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Prestwick-Reyjkavik-Sondrestromfjord-Goose Bay-Montreal-Washington-

Miami-Panama-Guayaquil-Lima-Arica

Repainted in full Ladeco livery after its arrival

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 2, 1988

Entered onto Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-CIS - February 1988

Leased to Expresso Aero - June 7, 1991

Entered onto Peruvian Aircraft Register as OB-1446 - June 1991

Aircraft was named 'Coropuna'

Withdrawn from service and returned to Transpacific Enterprises - September 1, 1993

Placed in storage in Chile - September 2, 1993

Sold to Peruvian Coast Guard - March 18, 1995

Sold to Peruvian Navy as AE562 - August 1, 1995

Withdrawn from use


VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, February 1979.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, May 1979.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, August 1980.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - with additional titles at Sydney Airport, September 1980.

VH-FCB. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Canberra Airport, November 1981.

VH-FCB. Air New South Wales - in the full 'canary' livery at Sydney Airport, May 1982.

 

VH-FCB. Air New South Wales - in the full 'canary' livery at Essendon Airport, January 1983.

VH-FCB. Setair - in basic Air New South Wales 'canary' livery at Essendon Airport, January 1983.

VH-FCB. Setair - in basic Air New South Wales 'canary' livery at Essendon Airport, January 1983.

VH-FCB. Setair - in basic Air New South Wales 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1983.

VH-FCB. Setair - in basic Air New South Wales 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FCB. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'canary' livery and small rear titles at Cairns Airport, July 1983.

VH-FCB. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'canary' livery and small rear titles at Brisbane Airport, August 1983.

VH-FCB. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'canary' livery with full titles at Cairns Airport, September 1983.

VH-FCB. Ansett Air Freight - in the 'canary' livery with full titles at Cairns Airport, September 1983.

VH-FCB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, September 1984.

VH-FCB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, October 1984.

VH-FCB. Ansett - in the 'Southern Cross' livery with small stickers at Sydney Airport, June 1985.

VH-FCB. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1987.

VH-FCB. Transpacific - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1988.

CC-CIS. Ladeco - in the full livery at Santiago Airport, March 1988.

CC-CIS. Ladeco - in the full livery at Santiago Airport, March 1988.

AE-562. Peruvian Navy - in the grey livery at unknown location, November 2003.