VH-EAC Southern Wave
|55||Built as L-1049E-55 but converted to L-1049E-82-140 on the production line.|
|14OCT55||CofR No 2827 issued to Qantas Empire Airways as VH-EAC.|
|20OCT55||Accepted by Qantas as VH-EAC "Southern Wave". Export CofA No E-27697 issued same day.|
|22OCT55||Departed Burbank on delivery to Sydney.|
|25OCT55||Arrived Sydney. Flight Time 27:52. Total Time 36:13.|
|22NOV55||Entered service (to Tokyo).|
|03APR56||Withdrawn from service for fitment of weather radar.|
|Converted to L-1049E/01-82 probably at this time.|
|29APR56||Returned to service.|
|16NOV57||Withdrawn from service for "B" overhaul and conversion to L-1049G/02-82 and fitment of tip tanks.|
|11DEC57||Returned to service.|
|08AUG59||Departed Vancouver for Canberra with Princess Alexandra.|
|25SEP59||Departed Canberra for Bangkok with Princess Alexandra.|
|30NOV59||Departed Sydney for Brisbane, Darwin, Djakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur, Cocos Islands, Perth and Canberra with Prime Minister R.G. Menzies. Returned to Canberra 14DEC59. (Captain A.J. Rayment)|
|22MAY60||Operated a TAA charter from Sydney to Brisbane.|
|20AUG60||Departed Sydney for Johannesburg.|
on take-off at Mauritius en route Cocos Islands. Because of a power
drop on number three engine, the take-off was aborted before V1. The
aircraft skidded off the end of the wet runway and the port undercarriage
collapsed. All passengers and crew were successfully evacuated before
the aircraft was destroyed by fire. Of the 38 passengers and 12 crew,
16 passengers and 4 crew suffered minor injuries.|
Captain E. Ditton
First Officer S.D. Patrick
Second Officer R. Miller
Second Officer G. Quinn
Navigation Officer L. Sales
Radio Officer S. Hocking
Engineer Officer M. Pickens
Engineer Officer E. Chuter
Flight Steward P. McGann
Flight Steward A. Mackie
Flight Steward N. Foster
Flight Hostess M. Stewart-Dawson
|25AUG60||Qantas Super Constellation VH-EAK departed Sydney for Mauritius to uplift the passengers from VH-EAC. One passenger remained in hospital in Mauritius with a compound fracture of the leg. All crew remained in Mauritius for the inquiry.|
was struck off the Australian Register.|
Total Time 13,842 hours.
Added an image by Vic Carroll thanks to Peter Gates and Russ Waller.
Revised presentation of type.
Added an image thanks to Noel Dures.
Added a new image of the aircraft landing. Thanks to Ben Dannecker.
Changed the name of the FEO on 24AUG60 from Picking to Pickens.