VH-FCD. Fokker F.27-5224F. c/n 10533.


Registration PH-EXS reserved by Fokker - April 29, 1976

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXS with export registration E-550 - May 13, 1976

Registered to Fokker VFW BV, Schiphol Oost

First flown as PH-EXS - June 18, 1976

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FCD - June 28, 1976

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett Airlines of N.S.W. at Schiphol - June 28, 1976

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 28, 1976

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight - June 29, 1976

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - July 5, 1976

Delivery route: Schiphol-Belgrade-Ankara-Teheran-Dubai-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-Seletar-

Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts I. Brown, R. Parker; F/O M. Kelly; Navigator B.S. McEwan

Ferried Melbourne-Sydney for Airlines of N.S.W. - July 7, 1996

Operated first revenue service - July 9, 1976

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - May 27, 1979

Returned to Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - March 1, 1980

Operated inaugural Ansett Airlines of New South Wales Melbourne-Albury-Sydney service - May 4, 1983

Operating name of Ansett Airlines of New South Wales changed to Air N.S.W. - May 1, 1985

Operated its final revenue service as AN2371 Sydney-Canberra - November 13, 1987

Ferried Canberra-Melbourne and stored - November 13, 1987

Aircraft had flown 34,347 hours with 33,475 cycles

Transferred to A.W.A.S. for lease to Linea Aerea del Cobre Ltda (LADECO), Chile

Departed Melbourne as AN27 on delivery flight - November 20, 1987

Arrived Santiago, Chile at conclusion of delivery flight - December 4, 1987

Ferry route: Melbourne-Alice Springs- Broome-Denpasar-Singapore (Seletar)-Bangkok-Calcutta-Delhi-

Karachi-Bahrain-Jeddah-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Prestwick-Reykavik-Sondre Stromfjord-Goose Bay-

Philadelphia-Miami-Panama-Guayaquil-Lima-Arica-Santiago

Flight crew: Capts K. Broomhead, A. Marshall, J. Wilson; Navigator J. Delaat; LAME B. Loder

Delivery flight covered 36,000 km and took over 100 flying hours over 15 days

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - December 10, 1987

Entered onto Chilean Aircraft Register as CC-CIT - December 10, 1987

Operated first revenue service with Ladeco - December 15, 1987

Leased to Expresso Aereo SA - May 17, 1991

Entered onto Peruvian Aircraft Register as OB-1443 - May 1991

Delivered to Expresso Aereo at Lima, Peru - May 18, 1991

Aircraft was named 'Huascaran'

Aircraft destroyed in landing accident at Bellavista Airport, Amazonas, Peru - September 10, 1992

On landing a tyre burst sending aircraft into ground slide

Fire broke out and the fuselage ruptured killing the pilot

There were 36 passengers and 7 crewmembers aboard

Aircraft had flown a total of 36,684 hours with 36,616 landings when written off


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

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

VH-FCD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

VH-FCD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

VH-FCD. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

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

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

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

VH-FCD. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1981.

VH-FCD. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Canberra Airport, January 1982.

VH-FCD. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1982.

VH-FCD. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Sydney Airport, November 1982.

VH-FCD. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Sydney Airport, June 1986.

VH-FCD. Air N.S.W. - in the 'Southern Cross' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1986.

VH-FCD. Air N.S.W. - in the all-white livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

CC-CIT. Ladeco - in the revised livery at Santiago Airport, March 1988.

CC-CIT. Ladeco - in the revised livery at Santiago Airport, March 1988.

OB-1443. Expresso Aereo - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 1992.