On This Day - October 19, 1959.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138 VH-EBC 'City of Canberra' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the proving flight to the United Kingdom (London / Heathrow) via the Kangaroo Route.

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On This Day - October 19, 1994.

The Ansett Australia Boeing 747-312 VH-INH was damaged whilst landing at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with the nose-wheel in the retracted position. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service.

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