VH-FNL. Fokker F.27-2087 Friendship. c/n 10291.

Was also registered as: P2-ANI; PT-LCZ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA for MacRobertson Miller Airlines - March 24, 1965

Entered onto the Dutch Aircraft Register as PH-FII - December 08, 1965

Registered to NV Kon. Ned. Vliegtuigenfabriek Fokker (CofR 1100)

First flown as PH-FII - December 10, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-FNL - December 16, 1965

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Ansett-ANA at Amsterdam (Schiphol) - December 17, 1965

The aircraft was configured to seat 40 passengers

Departed Amsterdam (Schiphol) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 17, 1965

It arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - December 24, 1965

Delivery route: Amsterdam - Rome - Athens - Damascus - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok -

Singapore - Denpasar - Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains L. Chalmers, W. Dielenberg; F/O Robinson; Navigator W. C. Kennedy; LAME J. Holmes

It operated its first revenue service for Ansett-A.N.A. - January 04, 1966

Leased to MacRobertson Miller Airlines (M.M.A.) - January 22, 1966

Returned to Ansett-ANA in Melbourne at the end of the lease - June 06, 1966

It operated Queensland Airlines services - November 27, 1966 to December 04, 1966

It operated the final Queensland Airlines service in the standard Ansett-ANA livery as AN627 - December 04, 1966

Route: Rockhampton - Bundaberg - Maryborough - Brisbane

Queensland Airlines ceased to exist after engine shut-down at Brisbane Airport at the end of this flight

Flight crew: Captain E. M. Cope; F/O H. R. Wainwright

Returned to Ansett-ANA in Brisbane - December 05, 1966

Leased to Airlines of South Australia - March 1968 to July 1968

Ansett-ANA was renamed Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

Leased to M.M.A. - January 1969 to June 04, 1969

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - November 25, 1969

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - June 05, 1971

Prepared for sale to Air Niugini - January 1977

Delivered to Air Niugini at Lae, January 10, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 14, 1977

Sold to Air Niugini - January 15, 1977

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-ANI - January 1977

Operated its first Air Niugini revenue service - January 20, 1977

Withdrawn from Air Niugini service - 1982

Sold to Rio-Sul Servicos Aereos Regionais SA t/a Rio-Sul - February 22, 1982

Accepted by Rio-Sul at Christchurch, New Zealand - March 06, 1982

Entered onto the Brazilian Aircraft Register as PT-LCZ - May 04, 1982

The aircraft skidded off the runway and into the sea at Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont Airport - August 06, 1984

It was on a training check flight with five crew members and a DAC Inspector onboard

Whilst making a flapless landing it skidded off the runway into Guanabara Bay with no fatalities

It was damaged beyond economic repair and scrapped

The aircraft had flown 39,366 hours with 38,942 cycles

 

 

VH-FNL. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1967.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1999-249.)

VH-FNL. Ansett-ANA - in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-871.)

VH-FNL. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-407.)

VH-FNL. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1976.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-393.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the partial livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-490.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the partial livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-489.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1977.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 1993-491.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Port Moresby Airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-511.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-956.)

P2-ANI. Air Niugini - in the standard livery with additional 'Papua New Guinea National Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-101.)

PT-LCZ. Rio-Sul - in the standard livery at Rio de Janeiro Airport, October 1983.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1999-498.)

PT-LCZ. Rio-Sul - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1993-152.)