On This Day - July 19, 1959.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra VH-TLB' John Gilbert' arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (California / Burbank).

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On This Day - July 19, 1960.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Lockheed 188A Electra VH-TLB' John Gilbert' was involved in an attempted mid-air hijacking, whilst flying from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Brisbane. The hijacker, Alex Hilderbrandt, demanded to be flown to Darwin and then onto Singapore or he would explode a bomb that he claimed to be carrying. During the overpowering of the hijacker two gunshots were fired inside the aircraft's cabin. No-one was injured and the aircraft landed safely at Brisbane.

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On This Day - July 19, 1974.

The Ansett Airlines Boeing 727-277A VH-RMX arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle / Renton). It was the last of four airframes that had been ordered by Ansett on December 09, 1970.

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On This Day - July 19, 2022.

The Qantas Freight / Express Freighters Australia Boeing 737-376(SF) VH-XMB operated its final service, operating Flight QF7350 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Brisbane. The aircraft was then withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane.

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