VH-FNH. Fokker F.27-2013 Friendship. c/n 10180.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA for Airlines of NSW - May 05, 1960

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FCU - June 20, 1961

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 802)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNH - June 20, 1961

Registered to Airlines of N.S.W.

First flown as PH-FCU - June 23, 1961

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - July 10, 1961

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - July 11, 1961

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - July 19, 1961

Although intended to operate with Airlines of N.S.W. it was not transferred to them

Operated first revenue service with Ansett-A.N.A. - July 1961

This aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair whilst landing at Launceston - March 17, 1965

During the approach problems were encountered with the port engine and propeller, which was feathered

The flight crew were unable to maintain correct runway heading and an overshoot was commenced

The speed dropped below the minimum control speed despite full power being applied to the starboard engine

The port wing struck the runway resulting in about 3 metres breaking off

As aircraft ran off the runway the starboard undercarriage and nose wheel collapsed

It came to rest some 230 metres abeam of the runway threshold with fire in port wing area

This was quickly extinguished by the airport firefighters

This accident attributed to the loss of an engine 10 minutes prior to landing and wind-sheer encountered on approach

Flight crew: Captain J. Waxman; F/O E. York

No injuries sustained by the 4 crew members and 19 passengers onboard

To read more about this accident please click 'HERE'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 17, 1965

Aircraft was scrapped on site

Aircraft had flown 7,500 hours with 8,011 cycles

 

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

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 1993-035.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1962.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-403.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, November 1962.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-291.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-371.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Launceston Airport, March 17, 1965.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1993-523.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Launceston Airport, March 17, 1965.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1999-404.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Launceston Airport, March 17, 1965.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1993-524.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Launceston Airport, March 1965.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1999-358.)

VH-FNH. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the revised livery at Launceston Airport, March 1965.

(G. Wilkes Collection Copyright Image 1999-357.)