On This Day - April 16, 1947.

The Australian National Airways Douglas DC-4-1009 NC10202 arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (San Francisco). It was reregistered as VH-ANF and named 'Loongana' before it entered service later that month.

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On This Day - April 16, 1965.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138B VH-EBA - City of Melbourne' operated the airline's inaugural Boeing 707-138B jet service from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Christchurch (New Zealand).

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On This Day - April 16, 1993.

The Australian Airlines Boeing 737-476 VH-TJS 'Jabiru' arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle / Boeing Field).

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