VH-RMG. Vickers Viscount 832. c/n 414.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA - July 23, 1958

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - February 23, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMG - March 12, 1959

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Originally configured with 52 seats but it was later upgraded to 63 seats

Departed Blackbushe on the delivery to Australia - March 13, 1959

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport on completion of the delivery flight - March 17, 1959

Delivery route: Blackbushe - Rome - Beirut - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Saigon - Zamboanga -

Biak - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service - March 20, 1959

Damaged after it aquaplaned off the runway whilst landing at Brisbane (Eagle Farm) - January 06, 1967

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Aircraft was not repainted into the standard Ansett 'delta' livery

Operated final revenue service - August 12, 1969

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd - December 18, 1969

Sold to Far Eastern Air Transport (F.E.A.T.) - 1970

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Taiwan (Taipei) - April 08, 1970

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 13, 1970

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-2015 - April 1970

Aircraft had flown 25,172 hours

Sold to PT Mandala Airlines - May 29, 1986

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft register as PK-RVP - May 1986

Aircraft was named 'Christina Martha Tiahatu Nona Atz' and later ' Airlannga'

Withdrawn from use and stored at Jakarta - August 1994

Scrapped

 

VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery with the incorrect c/line clearly visible behind the front entrance door at Hurn, February 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Hurn Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Hurn Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Hurn Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Hurn Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Blackbusche Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Blackbusche Airport, March 1959.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, February 04, 1961.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, June 1961.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the 'V-832' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 11, 1966.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1969.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1969.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1969.

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VH-RMG. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1970.

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VH-RMG. FEAT Far Eastern Air Transport - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1970.

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VH-RMG. FEAT Far Eastern Air Transport - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, April 1970.

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B-2015. Far Eastern Air Transport - in the standard livery at Taipei Airport, May 1972.

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PK-RVP. Mandala Airlines - 'Airlangga' in the standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, October 1987.

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PK-RVP. Mandala Airlines - 'Airlangga' in the standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, date unknown.

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PK-RVP. Mandala Airlines - 'Airlangga' in the standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, date unknown.

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PK-RVP. Mandala Airlines - 'Airlangga' in the standard livery at Jakarta Halim Airport, date unknown.

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PK-RVP. Mandala - 'Airlangga' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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PK-RVP. Mandala - 'Airlangga' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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