VH-RMJ. Vickers Viscount 832. c/n 417.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

Ordered new by Ansett-ANA - July 23, 1958

First flown - May 06, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMJ - May 15, 1959

Registered to Ansett-ANA, Melbourne

Originally configured with 52 seats but this was later changed to 63 seats

Departed Wisely on the delivery flight to Australia - May 17, 1959

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - May 22, 1959

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

Biak - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Ferry crew: Captains M. Grocott, C. G. Lister, S. W. Russell; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; Engineer J. Clayton

Operated first revenue service - May 1959

Aircraft was damaged when a fire in the Number 1 engine could not be extinguished in flight

Was operating the service Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne as AN327 - August 16, 1965

Made an emergency landing at Mangalore Airport, Victoria where the fire was extinguished by the airport fire crew

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

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

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

Operated final revenue service - February 22, 1970

Aircraft had flown 25,972 hours

Sold to Consolidated Aviation Holdings Pty Ltd - February 26, 1970

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 22, 1970

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-2017 - May 22, 1970

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Taipei - May 22, 1970

Leased to PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines - October 14, 1975

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MVN - ?

Aircraft was named 'Sumbawa'

Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Jakarta - 1984

Scrapped at Jakarta - July 1985

 


 

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - with the original livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1959.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - with the original livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1967.
VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1967.
VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the standar ' V-832' livery at Sydney Airport, April 1967.
VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1967.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, May 1968.

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

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, January 1969.

 

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1969.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1970.

VH-RMJ. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1970.

VH-RMJ. F.E.A.T. - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1970.

 

PK-MVN. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the old livery at Jakarta Airport, July 1980.

PK-MVN. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the revised livery at Jakarta Airport, date unknown.