VH-FNU. Fokker F.27-4139. c/n 10334.


Ordered new by Air France for lease after delivery - August 19, 1967

Redesigned during production from a Mark 400 to a Mark 600 aircraft

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FLE - October 3, 1967

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1295)

First flown as PH-FLE - October 10, 1967

Accepted by Air France at Schiphol on lease - October 24, 1967

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-BOOD

Registered to Compagnie Nationale Air France - October 27, 1967

Purchased by Air France from Fokker - March 1, 1968

Sold to Fokker-VFW BV - July 2, 1970

Sold to Ansett Transport Industries - July 15, 1970

Aircraft configured to seat 40 passengers

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-EXC - July 24, 1970

Registered to Fokker-VFW BV

Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued (E-013) - August 4, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNU - August 5, 1970

Accepted by Ansett at Schiphol - August 6, 1970

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - August 6, 1970

Arrived Melbourne's Essendon Airport at conclusion of delivery flight - August 12, 1970

Delivery route: Amsterdam-Brindisi-Ankara-Teheran-Karachi-Ahmadabad-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Singapore-Denpasar-Darwin-Alice Springs-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts W. Anderson, D. Lane, E. Elliott; Navigator W.C. Kennedy; LAME Florussen

Entered service with Ansett Airlines of Australia - September 24, 1970

Leased to Air Nauru pending the delivery of their F-28 - December 11 - 15, 1971

Leased to M.M.A. replacing their Friendship VH-MMS - January 8, 1972

Utilised by Ansett Airlines of S.A. as a back-up aircraft - 1972

Leased to M.M.A. whilst their F-28 VH-FKA was being overhauled - April 1974

Leased to M.M.A. to cover Christmas peak loads - December 16 - 23, 1974

Leased to M.M.A. whilst their F-28 VH-FKC was being overhauled - September 8 - 27, 1975

Used to operate the re-enactment of the Melbourne-Hamilton-Melbourne service - February 17, 1976

The was to mark the 40th anniversary of Ansett Airways first service (Capt J. Raby)

Leased to Air Pacific and ferried Brisbane-Nadi (Capt K. Duncan) - April 30, 1984

Operated first Air Pacific service - May 1, 1984

Ferried Nadi-Brisbane-Melbourne at end of lease - October 1, 1984

Leased to Air Queensland - October 18, 1984

Returned to Ansett at end of lease and stored at Brisbane - July 31, 1985

Ferried Brisbane-Melbourne - August 27, 1985

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - September 19, 1985 to November 8, 1985

Leased to Air Queensland - November 15, 1985

Returned to Ansett in Melbourne at end of lease - December 24, 1985

Operated final revenue service Wynyard-Melbourne - February 21, 1986

Placed in open storage at Melbourne

Sold to Air U.K. Ltd

Departed Melbourne on delivery flight to Air UK as AN27 in basic Air Queensland livery - August 22, 1986

Ferry route: Melbourne-Alice Springs-Broome-Denpasar-Singapore (Seletar)-Bangkok-Calcutta-

Delhi-Karachi-Bahrain-Luxor-Cairo-Athens-Milano-Norwich

Flight crew: Capts K.G. Jarrold, K. Duncan; Navigator J. Delaat; LAME B.W. Arlow

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 27, 1986

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNAL - November 28, 1986

Registered to Air U.K.

Rolled out at Norwich in full Air U.K. livery - January 31, 1987

Traded-in to Fokker Aircraft BV / Aircraft Financing & Trading BV - November 1994

Leased to TAVAJ Linhas Aereas SA, Brasil - July 1995

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 22, 1995

Delivered to TAVAJ Linhas Aereas SA - September 27, 1995

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-TVA - December 4, 1995

Sold to TAVAJ Linhas Aereas SA - September 4, 2002

Observed in new TAVAJ livery at Manaus - October 3, 2003

Veered off runway and crashed into serveral objects whilst landingat Tarauca, Brasil - October 20, 2003

Crew of 3 and 20 passengers were not injured

Aircraft was not considered economical to repair - scrapped for parts

Aircraft had flown 61,248 hours with 65,291 cycles


F-BOOD. Air France - in its original livery at unknown airport, June 1967.

VH-FNU. Ansett - in basic Air France livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, August 1970.

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

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1975.

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Coolangatta Airport, November 1981.

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, April 1982

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1982.

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1983.

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Adelaide Airport, date unknown.

VH-FNU. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1984.

VH-FNU. Air Pacific - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Nadi Airport, June 1984.

VH-FNU. Air Pacific - in the basic Ansett 'delta' livery at Nadi Airport, June 1984.

 

VH-FNU. Air Queensland - in the full livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-FNU. Air Queensland - in the full livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, April 1985.

VH-FNU. Air Queensland - in the full livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, September 1985.

VH-FNU. Air Queensland - in the full livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, April 1986.

VH-FNU. Air Queensland - in the basic livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, August 1986.

 

G-BNAL. Air UK - in the original livery at unknown airport, August 1988.

G-BNAL. Air UK - in the revised livery at unknown airport, July 1990.

G-BNAL. TAVAJ - in the original livery at Norwich Airport, September 1995.