On This Day - September 11, 1959.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138 VH-EBA 'City of Melbourne' operated the airline's inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith ) - Canada (Vancouver) Boeing 707 service.

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On This Day - September 11, 1990.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438 VH-OJB 'City of Sydney' was involved an a near head-on collision with an U.S.A.F. Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, over Thailand at night and in cloud. It was estimated that the aircraft passed within 15 metres of each other.

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