VH-FND. Fokker F.27-2013. c/n 10144.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Airlines of N.S.W. - June 28, 1958

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FBI - January 06, 1960

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 703)

First flown as PH-FBI - January 06, 1960

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FND - February 12, 1960

Registered to Ansett-ANA Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - February 12, 1960

The aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - February 13, 1960

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - February 17, 1060

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) in the Ansett-ANA livery on completion of the delivery flight - February 20, 1960

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

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

Flight crew: Captains H. Bond, F. R. Lethbridge, J. E. Elliott; Navigator J. Waxman

Repainted into the Airlines of N.S.W. livery before being ferried to Sydney

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

Used as an Air Ambulance to transport Johnny O'Keefe to Sydney following his car crash - June 27, 1960

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

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 18, 1969

Involved in a mid-air bomb scare and made an emergency landing at Brisbane - October 25, 1972

It was operating Sydney - Maroochydore - Sydney charter service for East West Airlines

No bomb was found on the aircraft

Withdrawn from Ansett Airlines of N. S. W. service - February 05, 1976

Ferried to Melbourne (Tullamarine) for storage

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia but was not returned to service - November 03, 1976

Sold to Commercial Airways Pty Ltd t/a Comair - November 14, 1976

Accepted by Comair in Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - December 14, 1976

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry flight to South Africa (Captain Ted Walters) - December 16, 1976

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 23, 1976

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-JVA - December 23, 1976

Leased to Royal Swazi Air - November 30, 1981

Returned to Comair (Sales) Pty Ltd on termination of the lease - March 01, 1983

Wet-leased to Lesotho Airways Corporation t/a Air Lesotho - February 01, 1984

Returned to Comair (Sales) Pty Ltd on termination of the lease - October 12, 1985

Withdrawn from service by Comair at Johannesburg awaiting sale - September 1996

Broken up at Johannesburg - December 1996

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - July 22, 1997

The fuselage was used by Comair as a cabin crew trainer - 1997

Cockpit and aft fuselage section observed dumped at Johannesburg in all-white colors - November 1998

Aircraft had flown a total of 69,294 hours with 75,504 cycles

 

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1961.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-254.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1961.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-255.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1965.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-373.)

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

(G. Wilkes Copyright Image 1999-385.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1966.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 1999-293.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 1966.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 1993-365.)

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

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-547.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 18, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-237.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 01, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-238.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-840.)

VH-FND. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the modified livery at Canberra Airport, January 16, 1972

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-605.)

VH-FND. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-294.)

VH-FND. Ansett Airlines of New South Wales - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-366.)

VH-FND. Comair - in the basic Ansett style 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-365.)

VH-FND. Comair - in the basic Ansett style 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-145.)

ZS-JVA. Comair Commercial Airways - in the basic Ansett style 'delta' livery at Johannesburg Airport, February 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-841.)

ZS-JVA. Comair - in the standard livery at Johannesburg Airport, December 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-842.)

ZS-JVA. Royal Swazi - in the standard Comair livery at Johannesburg Airport, April 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-807.)

ZS-JVA. Air Lesotho - in the standard Comair livery at Johannesburg Airport, June 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-793.)

ZS-JVA. Air Lesotho - in the standard Comair livery at Johannesburg Airport, June 1984.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-808.)

ZS-JVA. Air Lesotho - in the standard Comair livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-141.)

ZS-JVA. Comair - in the final livery at Johannesburg Airport, August 1996.

(I. Malcolm Copyright Image 1999-843.)