VH-BUT. Vickers Viscount 747. c/n 145. Was also registered as: VH-RMP.


 

Ordered new by Butler Air Transport - June 18, 1954

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Weybridge factory

First flown as G-ANYH - August 27, 1956

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BUT - September 19, 1956

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Sydney

Arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - September 14, 1956

Operational problems were experienced with a number of N. S. W. country airstips in the form of pavement cracking

The Viscount was replaced by Airspeed Ambassadors on a number of these country routes

Leased to T. A. A. - December 09, 1957 to January 1958

Leased to T.A.A. - April 1958 to October 1958

Transferred to Ansett-ANA when Butler Air Transport was taken over - September 1958

Reregistered VH-RMP - August 06, 1962

Operated final Ansett-ANA service Devonport - Wynyard - Melbourne (Essendon) as AN125 - September 04 , 1967

Withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on this day

A major structural crack was found in the wing and the aircraft was permanently grounded

Aircraft had flown 24,161 hours with 20,439 cycles to date

Used by Essendon Fire Department before being scrapped at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport - May 25, 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 21, 1969

 


 

VH-BUT. Butler Air Transport - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, March 1958.

VH-BUT. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-BUT. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1961.
VH-BUT. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMP. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery with twin tail bars at an unknown airport, date unknown.

VH-RMP. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMP. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, August 1964.

VH-RMP. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

 

VH-RMP. Essendon Fire Department - in a scrubbed livery at Melbourne Airport, February 1969.