On This Day - July 30, 1974.

Following the completion of temporary repairs to the Ansett Flying Boat Services Short S.25 Sandringham Mk.4 flying boat VH-BRC 'Beachcomber' at Lord Howe Island, after its unfortunate accident when it broke its mooring during the night and was blown ashore by strong winds, the aircraft was returned to the island's lagoon and then flown back to the airline's base at Sydney (Rose Bay) where permanent repairs were carried out over the next two months.

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On This Day - July 30, 2004.

The Qantas Jetconnect Boeing 737-376 ZK-JNC entered service, operating Flight QF4102 from Christchurch (New Zealand) to Auckland.

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On This Day - July 30, 2011.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIA 'Henley Beach' arrived at Christchurch (New Zealand) having completed its ferry flight from the United States (Seattle / Boeing Field) as Flight DJ9082. Pre-service modification work was undertaken whilst the aircraft was at Christchurch.

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On This Day - July 30, 2014.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-XZL 'Flinders' arrived at Brisbane having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle / Boeing Field) as Flight QF6024. It was the airline's 199th Boeing airliner and its 74th Boeing 737.

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On This Day - July 30, 2017.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM 'Gosford' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) for the last time, operating Flight QF73 to the United States (San Francisco). It was then ferried from San Francisco to Mojave as QF6019 for storage and eventual scrapping. The aircraft had flown 117,323.46 hours with 13,756 cycles on engine shut-down at Mojave. It was parted out in 2019.

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