On This Day - July 13, 1942.

Ownership of the Qantas Empire Airways Short S.23C 'Empire' Class flying boat VH-ABF 'Cooee' was transferred to British Overseas Airways Corporation. This aircraft had been isolated in the western sector of the 'Horsehoe Route' in February 1942, due to Japanese war activities in south-east Asia. It was reregistered as G-AFBL.

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On This Day - July 13, 1954.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 749A Constellation VH-EAF 'Horace Brinsmead' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on its last revenue service, operating Sydney to London (Heathrow) return.

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On This Day - July 13, 1970.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Boeing 727-76 VH-TJF 'William Dampier' arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle). Shortly after its arrival it was damaged by a forklift driver who punched a hole in the fuselage, whilst unloading from the front starboard galley door. It took 3 days to repair the aircraft before it was cleared to enter service.

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On This Day - July 13, 1981.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Airbus A300B4-203 VH-TAA 'James Cook' arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having completed its delivery flight from France (Toulouse).

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On This Day - July 13, 1985.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 767-238ER VH-EAK 'Townsville' arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle, Paine Field) as Flight QF7672. It was the airline's 63rd Boeing airliner and its 2nd Boeing 767.

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On This Day - July 13, 1998.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB 'Phillip Island' arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) having completed its delivery flight from Seoul (South Korea).

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On This Day - July 13, 2006.

The Air New Zealand Link / Air Nelson Bombardier DHC-8-311Q ZK-NEH entered service, operating Flight NZ8376 from Nelson to Auckland (New Zealand).

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On This Day - July 13, 2008.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-VZE 'Bunbury' arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle, Boeing Field) as Flight QF6020. It was the airline's 161st Boeing airliner and its 41st Boeing 737.

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On This Day - July 13, 2020.

The Qantas Airways Airbus A380-842 VH-OQH 'Reginald Ansett' departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) where it had been stored since April 01 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on its ferry flight to the United States (Victorville) for long-term storage as Flight QF6001.

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