|JUN37||First flown at Burbank.|
|17JUL37||Export CofA No E-2897 issued.|
|22SEP37||Arrived at Port Melbourne as crated deck cargo on the S.S. "Wairuna".|
|23SEP37||Registration application by Ansett Airways Ltd., Essendon.|
|21OCT37||CofR No 668 and CofA No 625 issued to Ansett Airways as VH-UZP. Named "Ansalanta" in Ansett service.|
hatch blew off in flight after departing Parafield. The aircraft returned
to Parafield for temporary repairs before continuing to Sydney.|
(Capt Neville Jackson).
en route Adelaide-Sydney the aircraft landed at Wagga Wagga with an
engine on fire. The fire was extinguished by an RAAF fire tender.
Electra VH-UZO positioned from Melbourne to uplift the passengers.|
(Capt J.M. Presgrave).
landed at Mildura with engine trouble.|
(Capt R.A. Meates).
|MAR42||Participated (along with VH-UZO) in the evacuation of Broome and Darwin after enemy air raids.|
|JUN42||Ansett ceased commercial operations and leased VH-UZP (and VH-UZO) to the USAAF. Operated Melbourne-Cairns and Melbourne-Darwin.|
|15OCT42||From this date flights terminated in Sydney and visited Melbourne only occasionally. Based Sydney on charter to U.S. Army Services of Supply (USASOS) normally on the Sydney-Townsville run.|
landing at Mascot due engine trouble.|
(Capt Gatenby, F/O Searley).
landing at Mascot with an unfastened cowling.|
(Capt F. Cook, F/O T. Cleary).
landing at Mascot with an overspeeding engine.|
(Capt D. Ditchburn, F/O T. Cleary).
landing at Townsville with a rough engine.|
(Capt A.A.E. Yates, F/O L. Bradbury).
landing at Archerfield with a loose cowling.|
(Capt J. McLaughlin, F/O G. Moreland).
landing at Mascot with radio trouble.|
(Capt D.A. Ditchburn, F/O C. Fischer).
landing at Townsville with engine trouble.|
(Capt J. Presgrave, F/O F. Corder).
landing at Archerfield with overspeeding engine.|
(Capt C. Gatenby, F/O A. Mogg).
engine was running roughly after landing at Rockhampton.|
(Capt J. Presgrave, F/O C. Eather).
landing at Mascot with an engine overheating.|
(Capt R. Sealey, F/O S. Johannesson).
landing at Bundaberg with engine trouble.|
(Capt J. presgrave, F/O A. Tosh).
landing at Townsville due starboard engine failed ten minutes after
(Capt C. Gatenby, F/O S. Johannesson).
landing at Archerfield due oil pressure.|
(Capt R. Sealey, F/O L. Bradbury).
landing at Mascot with engine trouble.|
(Capt H. Broadbent, F/O L. Bradbury).
|08AUG44||Unscheduled landing at Mascot with rough right engine. Capt B. Boardman, F/O Cleary and 6 passengers. (NAA via G. Goodall)|
landing on Narrabeen Beach, Sydney due engine trouble shortly after
departure from Mascot on the scheduled USASOS run to Townsville. There
were no injuries to the eight passengers and two crew. The aircraft
was damaged while being dragged from the incoming tide by a tractor
which broke off the tailwheel. The aircraft was dismantled and trucked
to Mascot for repair.|
(Capt H.F. Broadbent, F/O C. Eather).
|45||At the end of hostilities, the aircraft was returned to commercial service with Ansett Airways.|
|16MAY46||Flew into the ground in heavy rain near Virginia, S.A. while on an instrument approach to Parafield. The aircraft came to rest inverted and severely damaged with both engines ripped out. There were only minor injuries to the twelve on board and indeed all walked away from the accident. The beginnings of a fire were extinguished by one of the passengers with mud from the sodden paddock! The aircraft was struck off the Register on the same day. It is reported that the rear fuselage was in use as a pigeon loft on a property near Parafield until at least the mid 1950s.|
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