VH-RMK. Vickers Viscount 812. c/n 355.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Weybridge factory for Continental Airlines

First flown as N241V - April 01, 1958

Delivered to Continental Airlines Inc - May 10, 1958

Sold to Ansett-ANA - September 15, 1960

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMK - September0 2, 1960

Registered to Ansett-ANA, Melbourne

Originally configured with 52 seats later changed to 63 seats

Departed Omaha on the delivery flight to Australia in basic Continental livery - September 16, 1960

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - September 28, 1960

Delivery route: Chicago - Montreal - Goose Bay - Sondrestromfjord - Keflavik - London - Napoli - Athens -

Damascus - Beirut - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Saigon - Zamboanga - Biak -

Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Ferry crew: Captains C. Lister, D. Bull; F/O J. Farrell; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME J. Howard

Operated first revenue service - October 1960

Damaged when it overshot the runway on landing at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in heavy rain - May 13, 1962

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Aircraft was not repainted into the Ansett 'delta' livery

Operated final revenue service and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) - August 10, 1969

Aircraft had flown 26,902 hours

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

Sold to Far Eastern Air Transport (F.E.A.T.) - May 23, 1970

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Taiwan (Taipei) - July 10, 1970

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 13, 1970

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-2021 - ?

Leased to PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines - October 1976

Cancelled from the Taiwanese Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-MVO

Aircraft was named 'Buru'

Was withdrawn from service after starboard wing spar was found to be cracked - 1983

Placed in storage at Jakarta - 1983

Scrapped at Jakarta - February 1983

 


 

VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the basic Continental livery at an unknown airport, September 1960.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the basic Continental livery at an unknown airport, September 1960.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.
 
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the standard 'V-832' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1967.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1969.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1970.
VH-RMK. Ansett-ANA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1970.
VH-RMK. F.E.A.T. - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1970.
VH-RMK. F.E.A.T. - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1970.
VH-RMK. F.E.A.T. - in the basic livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1970.
B-2021. Far Eastern Air Transport - in the standard livery at Taipei Airport, October 1972.
PK-MVO. MNA Merpati Nusantara - in the standard livery at Jakarta Airport, October 1980.
PK-MVO. MNA Merpati Nusantara - in the standard livery at Jakarta Airport, date unknown.