On This Day - August 03, 1972.

The Ansett Airlines Lockheed 188AF Electra VH-RMA operated its first revenue service as a freighter, following its conversion in the United States.

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On This Day - August 03, 1979.

The Air Express Douglas DC-4-1009 VH-EDA 'Tasmanian Enterprise' operated its last freighter service, operating Melbourne (Essendon) - Launceston - Melbourne (Essendon). It was then withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Essendon) having flown 57,239 hours with 10,459 cycles.

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