VH-FNI. Fokker F.27-2013. c/n 10181.


 

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA - May 05, 1960

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FCV - June 23, 1961

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 803)

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNI - June 26, 1961

Registered to Ansett-ANA

First flown as PH-FCV - July 06, 1961

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Schiphol - July 14, 1961

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam on delivery flight to Australia - July 16, 1961

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at conclusion of delivery flight - July 25, 1961

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Rome - Athens - Beirut - Damascus - Bahrain - Shajah - Karachi - Ahmadabad -

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

Flight crew: Captains C. Henry, A. Britton, L. Davis; Navigator F/O P. Smith

Operated first revenue service - July 1961

Used to transport 'The Beatles' during Australian tour from Adelaide - Melbourne - June 14, 1964

Flew last service in Ansett-ANA livery - April 15, 1968

Repainted in Airlines of South Australia livery at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Aircraft named 'City of Whyalla'

Registered to Airlines of South Australia - May 10, 1968

Registered to Ansett Airlines of South Australia - November 01, 1968

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

Involved in an armed highjacking incident on approach to Alice Springs Airport - November 15, 1972

Aircraft was operating service Adelaide - Alice Springs - Tennant Creek - Darwin as AN232

Flight crew: Captain R. Young; F/O W. Gowans; Hostesses K. Goreham, G. Rennie

Hijacker was a Czech migrant Miloslav Hrabinec

He entered the cockpit and demanded a parachute, a jump-suit and to be flown 1,600 km out into the desert

A Cessna 205 was taxied up to the Fokker with Police Constable P. Sanderman posing as a navigator

Hijacker left the Fokker with Hostess K. Goreham as a hostage

On approaching the Cessna he became suspicious of Constable Sanderman and challenged him

A scuffle between Constable Sanderman and hijacker took place on the tarmac

Hijacker sustained a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and Sanderman was seriously injured

Remaining flight crew and 28 passengers on the Fokker were uninjured

Aircraft sustained a number of shotgun pellet holes and dents in the skin near the front door

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - October 01, 1977

Operated final revenue service Wynyard - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as AN854 - December 18, 1980

Sold to Commercial Airways Pty Ltd t/a Comair - January 16, 1981

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to South Africa as AN27 - January 23, 1981

Ferry route: Melbourne - Alice Springs - Darwin - Denpasar - Singapore - Medan - Colombo - Bombay -

Muscat - Salalah - Djibouti - Nairobi - Blantyre - Johannesburg

Flight crew: Captains K. Patton, R. Swan (Ansett), D. Grace (Comair); Navigator B. S. McEwen

Ansett crew ferried the aircraft as far as Bombay

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 02, 1981

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-KVI - ?

Withdrawn from Comair service and stored at Johannesburg - September 1995

Cancelled from the South African Aircraft Register - November 12, 1997

Sold to Maxfly Aviation, Inc - November 25, 1997

Sold to Joda LCC dba Joda Partnership - November 25, 1997

Leased to Servicio de Transport Aerei Turistica dba Aero Condor - November 25, 1997

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N863MA - November 28, 1997

Registered to Joda Partnership

Arrived Lima, Peru on delivery to Joda Partnership - February 14, 1998

Entered onto the Peruvian Aircraft Register as OB-1693 - April 30, 1998

Leased to Servicio de Transport Aerei Turistica dba Aero Condor as registered operator

Reregistered as OB-1693-P - March 04, 2003

Observed parked at Lima - April 19, 2005

Transferred to AeroCondor Express SA - May 03, 2006

Aircraft was noted as no longer being registered as OB-1693 - November 2008

Current status - ?

 


 

VH-FNI. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1962.

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

VH-FNI. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.
VH-FNI. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the modified livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-FNI. Ansett-A.N.A. - in the modified livery at Canberra Airport, October 1966.

VH-FNI. Airlines of South Australia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-FNI. Airlines of South Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1969.

VH-FNI. Ansett Airlines of South Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Adelaide Airport, October 1972.

VH-FNI. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1979.

VH-FNI. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

VH-FNI. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1980.

 

VH-FNI. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1980.

VH-FNI. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, January 1981.

VH-FNI. Comair - in the original livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, January 1981.

VH-FNI. Comair - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1981.

VH-FNI. Comair - in the original livery at Johannesburg Airport, February 1981.

ZS-KVI. Comair - in the modified livery at Johannesburg Airport, February 1983
ZS-KVI. Comair - in the modified livery at Johannesburg Airport, October 1987.

ZS-KVI. Comair - in the modified livery at Johannesburg Airport, October 1987.

ZS-KVI. Comair - in the final livery at Johannesburg Airport, August 1996.
OB-1693. Aero Condor - in the full livery at an unknown airport, April 2005.