On This Day - October 04, 1948.

The Australian National Airways Douglas DC-3-232A VH-ABR 'Kanana' was extensively damaged when it was forced to make an emergency landing 6 km south of Browning, New South Wales, following an engine fire. The aircraft was dismantled on-site and trucked to Melbourne (Essendon), where it was repaired and returned to service. This was its 4th major accident.

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On This Day - October 04, 1961.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 188C VH-ECB 'Pacific Explorer' operated the airline's inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Christchurch 'Electra' service.

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On This Day - October 04, 1963.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 188C VH-ECB 'Pacific Explorer' operated the airline's inaugural Melbourne (Essendon) - Wellington 'Electra' service.

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On This Day - October 04, 2012.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-YIR 'Cactus Beach' entered service, operating Flight DJ916 from Brisbane to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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