VH-MMB. Fokker F.27-3026. c/n 10186.


Ordered new by Lufttransport Unternehmen GmbH (LTU) - July 29, 1960

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FDA - September 15, 1961

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 818)

First flown as PH-FDA - September 18, 1961

Delivered new to Lufttransport Unternehmen GmbH (LTU) - November 16, 1961

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 16, 1961

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BAKU - November 16, 1961

Aircraft was named 'Jan Wellem'

Withdrawn from use by LTU - November 30, 1966

Aircraft had flown 15,129 hours with 5,731 cycles

Sold to Fokker BV - December 1, 1966

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FSG - December 28, 1966

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1248)

Leased to Luxair as PH-FSG - January 20, 1967

Returned to Fokker - September 30, 1967

Aircraft had flown 1,305 hours with 1,123 cycles on Luxair lease

Sold to L.T.U. - November 24, 1967

Cancelled from the Dutch Aircraft Register - November 24, 1967

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-BAKU - November 28, 1967

Registered to Lufttransport Unternehmen GmbH (LTU)

Delivered to LTU - December 1, 1967

Leased to Sobelair / Sabena - April 17, 1968

Returned to LTU at end of lease - October 16, 1968

Leased to Interregional IFG - January 1, 1969

Leased to Sobelair / Sabena - March 1, 1969 to May 26, 1969

Withdrawn from use by LTU - May 26, 1969

Aircraft had flown 3,757 hours and 2,139 cycles whilst in service with LTU

Sold to Fokker - May 27, 1969

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FSG - December 31, 1969

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 3737)

Stored at Woensdrecht - May 1969 to August 1970

Sold to Ansett Transport Industries for use by M.M.A. - August 3, 1970

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-MMB - August 4, 1970

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Departed Schiphol on delivery flight to Australia - August 4, 1970

Ferry route: Amsterdam-Brindisi-Ankara-Teheran-Karachi-Delhi-Calcutta-Bangkok-

Singapore-Denpasar-Port Headland-Perth

Arrived Perth at conclusion of delivery flight - August 10, 1970

Flight crew: Capts R. Watts, K. Patterson, G. Bailey; Navigator B. S. McEwan

Operated first M.M.A. revenue service - August 18, 1970

Withdrawn from M.M.A. service - March 7, 1971

Registered to East West Airlines Ltd - March 8, 1971

Sold to East West Airlines via Fokker-VFW NV for $400,000 - March 14, 1971

Ferried Perth-Tamworth - March 15, 1971

Aircraft was named 'City of Taree'

Originally purchased to operate East West's planned Albury-Melbourne service

Operated first East West Airlines revenue service - April 1, 1971

Mainly used for charter operations and for weekend and holiday peak services - June 1971

Leased to MMA to cover its charter commitments - August 15 - September 16, 1971

Leased / purchased by Ansett Airlines of N.S.W. - 1975

Registered to East-West Airlines (Operations) Ltd - March 9, 1977

Sold to Air Executive A/S, Norway - July 13, 1978

Departed Tamworth on delivery flight to Norway - July 26, 1978

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 4, 1978

Entered onto the Norwegian Aircraft Register as LN-NPH - September 18, 1978

Transferred to Busy Bee A/S when Air Executive changed its nane - September 1, 1980

Leased to Gambia Air Shuttle - May 1, 1987 to December 31, 1987

Sold to Schreiner Airways BV - December 31, 1987

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-SFE

Leased to Gambia Air Shuttle as PH-SFE - January 1, 1988 to May 31, 1988

Leased to Nationale Luchtvaart School (N.L.S.) for use as training aircraft - December 16, 1988

Rolled out in new Schreineer Airways livery with N.L.S. titles - December 16, 1988

Intended sale to Star Air, Denmark did not eventuate - 1988

Sold to Air West, Sudan - January 10, 1993

Entered onto the Sudanese Aircraft Register as ST-AWA

Force landed 174 km west of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia due fuel exhaustion - March 23, 1993

Aircraft was on a flight from Dar Es Salaam to Addis Abeba with 6 crew and 29 passengers

During the landing the left wing impacted a tree and was torn off the fuselage

No fatalities and aircraft subsequently stripped on site by locals

Aircraft had flown a total of 49,360 hours with 42,628 cycles


PH-FSG. MMA - in the 'delta' livery at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, August 1970.

VH-MMB. East West - in the blue tail livery at Sydney Airport, July 1977.

VH-MMB. East West - in the blue tail livery at Sydney Airport, August 1977.

VH-MMB. East West - in the blue tail livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-MMB. East West - in the blue tail livery at Sydney Airport, January 1978.

VH-MMB. Air Executive - in the basic East West livery at Darwin Airport, July 1978.

LN-NPH. BusyBee - in the full livery at unknown airport, April 1982.

PH-SFE. Schreiner International Air Training - in the full livery at Amsterdam Airport, June 1989.

PH-SFE. Nationale Luchtvaart School - in its full livery at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, June 1989.

PH-SFE. Air West Express - in the full livery at unknown airport, January 1993.

PH-SFE. Air West Express - in the full livery at unknown airport, January 1993.

 

 

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