VH-FNC. Fokker F.27-2013. c/n 10143.


 

Aircraft was ordered by Ansett-A.N.A. - June 28, 1958

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBH - December 28, 1959

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 701)

First flown as PH-FBH - December 29, 1959

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - January 11, 1960

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNC - February 04, 1960

Registered to Ansett-A.N.A.

Accepted by Ansett-A.N.A. at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - February 04, 1960

Departed Amsterdam on the delivery flight to Australia - February 05, 1960

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - February 12, 1960

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Rome - Athens - Beirut - Bahrain - Karachi - Ahmadabad - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok -

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

Flight crew: Captains R. Baker, I. Brown, W. Wilcher; Navigator P. Smith

Arrived Melbourne in the standard Ansett-A.N.A. livery but was then repainted into Airlines of N. S. W. livery

Operated first revenue service with Airlines of N. S. W. - February 1960

Airlines of N. S. W. was renamed Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - July 01, 1968

Was the second aircraft to be rolled out in the new Ansett Airlines 'delta' livery at Essendon Airport - October 03, 1969

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

Operated final Ansett Airlines of N. S. W. revenue service - October 05, 1976

Withdrawn from use at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage - October 05, 1976

Aircraft had flown 46,688 hours with 52,565 cycles

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales - December 21, 1976

Sold to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - May 18, 1977

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the standard Merpati livery - May 21, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 26, 1977

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MFR - May 28, 1977

Aircraft named 'Yapen'

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Indonesia - May 28, 1977

Withdrawn from Merpati service and stored Surabaya, Indonesia - June 30, 1993

The intended sale to Myanma Airways Corp did not eventuate

Aircraft had flown a total of 69,565 hours with 70,007 landings

Scrapped - October 1998

 


 

VH-FNC. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1966.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, October 1966.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, December 1966.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, March 1967.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, May 1968.

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the revised livery at Sydney Airport, December 1968.

 

VH-FNC. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the revised livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1969.

VH-FNC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, November 1969.

VH-FNC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1975.
VH-FNC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1976.

VH-FNC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1976.

 

VH-FNC. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1976.

PK-MFR. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1977.

PK-MFR. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the original livery at an unknown airport, August 1982.

PK-MFR. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the original livery at an unknown airport, August 1982.
PK-MFR. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the revised livery at Jakarta Airport, October 1987.