VH-FCE. Fokker F.27-5234F. c/n 10558.


Registration PH-EXH with export registration E-593 reserved by Fokker - April 6, 1977

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXH - April 21, 1977

Registered to Fokker VFW BV, Schiphol Oost

First flown as PH-EXH - June 17, 1977

Cancelled from Dutch Aircraft Register - June 29, 1977

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FCE - June 29, 1977

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett Airlines of New South Wales at Schiphol - June 29, 1977

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - June 30, 1977

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - July 6, 1977

Ferry route: Amsterdam-Belgrade-Ankara-Teheran-Dubai-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Singapore (Seletar)-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts R. Baker, G. Gibson, K. Holden; Navigator W.C. Kennedy; LAME R.M. Chapple

Operated first Ansett Airlines of New South Wales revenue service - July 12, 1977

Operated final Air N.S.W. revenue service - October 25, 1986

Sold to Air UK - November 19, 1986

Departed Melbourne as AN27 on delivery flight to U.K. - November 19, 1986

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

Karachi-Bahrain-Jeddah-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Norwich

Flight crew: Capts K. Duncan, J.A. McEnlly; LAME R.M. Chapple

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - February 6, 1987

Aircraft had flown 23,947 hours with 23,375 landings

Entered onto U.K. Aircraft Register as G-BNCY - February 9, 1987

Registered to Air UK Ltd

Aircraft was named 'Friendship Little Langtry'

Aircraft was seriously damaged whilst landing at Guernsey Airport - December 7, 1997

The aircraft skidded off the runway and right landing gear collapsed

The 42 passengers and 4 crew were uninjured

It was considered uneconomical to repair, sold for scrap and broken up on site - January 1998

Cancelled from U.K. Aircraft Register - February 19, 1998


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VH-FCE. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FCE. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1984.

VH-FCE. Air New South Wales - in the 'canary' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1986.

G-BNCY. Air UK - in its first livery at Guernsey Airport, June 1988.

G-BNCY. Air UK - in its first livery at Guernsey Airport, August 1988.

G-BNCY. Air UK - in the final livery at Guernsey Airport, December 1996.

G-BNCY. Air UK - in the final livery after the accident at Guernsey Airport, December 1997.