VH-TQQ. Fokker F.27-6152. c/n 10388.

 

This aircraft was the last of four aircraft ordered new by TAA - June 13, 1967

Entered onto Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FNL - December 27, 1968

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker

First flown as PH-FNL - January 02, 1969

Accepted by Trans Australia Airlines at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - January 08, 1969

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TQQ - January 08, 1969

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - January 09, 1969

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1969

Aircraft was named ' David Collins'

Operated first revenue service - January 26, 1969

Repainted into the 'blue tail' livery at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - September 1970

It was the 14th T.A.A. Friendship to be repainted into the new livery

Damaged beyond repair on landing during a training flight at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland - June 09, 1982

The flight crew were simulating an engine failures at the time

To view more details on this accident please click 'HERE'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 09, 1982

The aircraft had flown 33,311 hours with 32,482 cycles

 

VH-TQQ. TAA - in the standard livery at somewhere over Holland, January 04, 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-050.)

VH-TQQ. TAA - in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, January 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-396.)

VH-TQQ. TAA - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-377.)

VH-TQQ. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 10, 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-116.)

VH-TQQ. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1979.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-584.)

VH-TQQ. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-019.)

VH-TQQ. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1981.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1993-017.)

VH-TQQ. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'David Collins' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 1982.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-319.)

VH-TQQ. TAA - in the basic livery at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland, July 05, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-018.)

VH-TQQ. TAA - in the basic livery at RAAF Base Amberley, Queensland, August 31, 1982.

(E. D. Daw Copyright Image 1999-444.)