VH-FNB. Fokker F.27-2013. c/n 10136.


 

Originally ordered new by Butler Air Transport - December 13, 1956

Order taken over by Ansett-A.N.A. - June 28, 1958

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBD - October 15, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FBD - October 15, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNB - December 03, 1959

Registered to Anustralian National Airways Pty Ltd

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - December 03, 1959

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia in full Ansett-ANA livery - December 04, 1959

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - December 11, 1959

Delivery route: Schiphol - Rome - Athens - Beirut - Damascus - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta -

Bangkok - Saigon - Zamboanga - Biak - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains J. Hailey, R. Stapleton, Britten; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME Junker

Repainted into Airlines of N.S.W. livery before entering service

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - December 16, 1959

Operated first Airlines of N.S.W. revenue service - December 19, 1959

Registered to Airlines of N.S.W. - February 14, 1961

Transferred to Ansett-A.N.A. - May 1962

Substantially damaged at Canberra Airport when the landing gear collapsed - December 11, 1962

Pilot reported brake pressure was lost on gear extension prior to landing

Ground locks had not been fitted prior to recharging system with ground compressor

Right-hand landing gear retracted causing right wing tip to buckle upwards some eight degrees

Right wing removed and repaired before aircraft ferried to Melbourne (Essendon) for complete repair

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - November 25, 1969

Leased to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - February 26, 1971 to March 27, 1971

Returned to Ansett Airlines of Australia - March 28, 1971 to October 26, 1971

Leased to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - October 31, 1971

Withdrawn from service and ferried to Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - July 05, 1976

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales - December 21, 1976

Sold to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - August 28, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 09, 1977

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MFP - September 10, 1977

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to Indonesia - September 11, 1977

Aircraft named 'Flores'

Substantially damaged in landing accident at Jakarta (Kemayoran) Airport - January 14, 1978

Pilot flared too late due to weather conditions and aircraft touched-down on nosewheel

Front fuselage wrinkled upto Station 5050 and bent upwards but no injuries to 40 passengers and crew

Temporary repairs made by Fokker working party

Ferried to Woensdrecht for full repairs - August 24, 1978

Returned to service after repairs - February 22, 1979

Withdrawn from Merpati service and stored Surabaya, Indonesia - April 09, 1994

Scrapped - October 1998

Aircraft had flown 57,899 hours and 27,918 cycles

 


 

 

VH-FNB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1959.

VH-FNB. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1959.

 

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Canberra Airport, December 1962.

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - after its accident at Canberra Airport, December 1962.

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Canberra Airport, December 1962.
 

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in original livery with radar at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1963.

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in original livery with radar at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1963.

 

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the final livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the final livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNB. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, April 1967.

VH-FNB. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNB. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1976.

VH-FNB. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1976.
 

 

VH-FNB. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1976.

 

PK-MFP. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1977.

PK-MFP. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the revised livery at Jakarta Airport, July 1978.