VH-TVK. Vickers Viscount 756C. c/n 181.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - January 10, 1957

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVK - January 16, 1957

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1957

Known crew: Captain Dunn; F/O Neal; Navigator Carnell; Radio Operator Hobbs

Aircraft was named 'Thomas Mitchell'

Operated first revenue service - February 08, 1957

Set a speed record between Cairns - Brisbane of 139 minutes (Captain P. Buchanan) - August 15, 1957

Damaged when the nosewheel failed to lower for landing at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - October 10, 1968

Damaged when the rear cargo door fell off after taking-off from Coolangatta Airport - November 24, 1968

Operated final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Placed in storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals for scrapping - May 31, 1970

Aircraft had flown 30,016 hours with 21,133 cycles

 


 

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, November 1965.

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, November 1965.

 

VH-TVK. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
 
VH-TVK. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVK. T.A.A. The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1969.