VH-FNL. Fokker F.27-2087. c/n 10291.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines - March 24, 1965

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FII - December 08, 1965

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1100)

First flown as PH-FII - December 10, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNL - December 16, 1965

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 17, 1965

Aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 17, 1965

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - December 24, 1965

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

Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains L. Chalmers, W. Dielenberg; F/O Robinson; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME J. Holmes

Operated first revenue service for Ansett-A.N.A. - January 04, 1966

Leased to MacRobertson Miller Airlines (M.M.A.) - January 22, 1966

Returned to Ansett-ANA in Melbourne at the end of the lease - June 06, 1966

Operated Queensland Airlines services - November 27, 1966 to December 04, 1966

Operated Queensland Airlines services - December 01 - 04, 1966

Operated final Queensland Airlines service in the standard Ansett-ANA livery as AN627 - December 04, 1966

Route: Rockhampton - Bundaberg - Maryborough - Brisbane

Queensland Airlines ceased to exist after engine shut-down at Brisbane Airport of this flight

Flight crew: Captain E. M. Cope; F/O H. R. Wainwright

Returned to Ansett-ANA in Brisbane - December 05, 1966

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - March 1968 to July 1968

Ansett-ANA was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Leased to M.M.A. - January 1969 to June 04, 1969

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

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - June 05, 1971

Prepared for sale to Air Niugini - January 1977

Delivered to Air Niugini at Lae, January 10, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 14, 1977

Sold to Air Niugini - January 15, 1977

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANI - January 1977

Operated first Air Niugini revenue service - January 20, 1977

Withdrawn from Air Niugini service - 1982

Sold to Rio-Sul Servicos Aereos Regionais SA t/a Rio-Sul - February 22, 1982

Accepted by Rio-Sul at Christchurch, New Zealand - March 06, 1982

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-LCZ - May 04, 1982

The aircraft skidded off the runway into sea at Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont Airport - August 06, 1984

Aircraft was on a training check flight with five crew members and a DAC Inspector

Whilst making a flapless landing it skidded off the runway into Guanabara Bay with no fatalities

Damaged beyond economic repair and scrapped

Aircraft had flown 39,366 hours with 38,942 cycles

 

VH-FNL. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-249.)

VH-FNL. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-871.)

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-407.)

VH-FNL. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-393.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the partial livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-490.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the partial livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-489.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-491.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-511.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-956.)

PT-LCZ. Rio-Sul - in the standard livery at Rio de Janeiro Airport, October 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-498.)

PT-LCZ. Rio-Sul - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-152.)