VH-EBH

 

VH-EBH

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City of Darwin

N93134
10MAR61
Rolled out as 707-138B
N93134
13APR61
First flown for 1 hr 36 mins
N93134
21JUN61
Completed test flying (first aircraft built as 138B). The test registration was presented on the aeroplane with a hyphen i.e. N-93134.
VH-EBH
29JUL61
Accepted by Qantas. (TT: 100:27)
VH-EBH
30JUL61
Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd
VH-EBH
JUL61
Photographed on a pre-delivery test flight.
VH-EBH
05AUG61
Departed Seattle at 0337 for San Francisco from where it entered service to Sydney.
Honolulu-Sydney: 9 hrs 40 mins (Record)
Seattle-Sydney: 14 hrs 36 mins (Record)
Captain A.A.E. (Bert) Yates SEA-HNL
Captain Eric Robinson HNL-SYD
VH-EBH
06AUG61
Arrived Sydney at 1158. The aircraft was delivered in the interim livery (as were VH-EBI to VH-EBK). Named "City of Darwin" after delivery to Sydney. The V-Jet livery was subsequently applied in Sydney. It was the first turbo-fan aircraft delivered to Qantas.
VH-EBH
01SEP61
Departed Sydney at 1906 to Vancouver. This was the inaugural Qantas 707-138B service
VH-EBH
-
Underwent an engine change at Mascot.
VH-EBH
23OCT64
Departed Sydney at 0940 for Tokyo with the Australian Olympic team
VH-EBH
07MAR65
The aircraft featured in an undercarriage incident at Perth. The aircraft circled Perth with one of the mainwheels dangling from the starboard undercarriage. The circling aircraft and the subsequent safe landing were covered live on television.
VH-EBH
28SEP66
VH-EBH
30JUN68
Departed Sydney at 1105 on its last Qantas service (to Christchurch). The aircraft was then withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney.
VH-EBH
21AUG69
Sold to British West Indian Airways Ltd, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
VH-EBH
18SEP69
Struck off Australian Register
9Y-TDC
28SEP69
Departed Sydney at 0900 on delivery to BWIA
9Y-TDC
22MAR73
Nosewheel failed to lower at Toronto. Substantial damage. (Ref: HAI I7)
9Y-TDC
76
Photographed in BWIA livery
9Y-TDC
APR77
Advertised for sale by BWIA
9Y-TDC
18NOV77
Withdrawn from service by BWIA and stored at Port of Spain
VR-CAN
18MAR78
Sold to Euro Air Financing. To Ohio Air Center for VIP conversion and resale
VR-CAN
78
Registered to Universal Leasing
VR-CAN
18FEB79
Visited London, Heathrow
VR-CAN
20APR79
Noted at Miami on charter to Divine Light
VR-CAN
JUN79
VR-CAN
AUG79
Advertised for sale by OMNI Aircraft Trading
VR-CAN
SEP79
Painted with Air Guinee titles for one week
VR-CAN
22SEP79
Noted at Dakar, Guinee
VR-CAN
24SEP79
Noted at Miami still in Air Guinee titles
VR-CAN
29NOV79
Noted at Burbank
VR-CAN
28SEP79
Returned to Euro Air Financing and noted at Miami with Air Guinee titles removed
VR-CAN
APR80
VR-CAN
04MAY80
Noted at Stansted with Hughes International stickers
VR-CAN
10AUG80
Stored at Stansted
VR-CAN
23SEP81
Noted stored at Marana
VR-CAN
28JUL86
Noted stored at Marana
VR-CAN
21FEB92
Noted stored at Marana, cocooned and complete (AL306/12)
VR-CAN
05MAR05
A report in "Cactus Wings News" states that the aircraft was sighted at Marana on this date with the wings and tail hacked off. It was speculated that some of the aircraft might be destined for a museum.
VR-CAN
21JAN08
The nose section was photographed being transported for incorporation into a simulator.


 

 


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Issue
Date
Remarks
6
16AUG17
Added an image of the aircraft during early test flying.
5
01JUL16
Added five images of the aircraft on a pre-delivery test flight. See JUL61.
Added an image of the aircraft undergoing an engine change at Mascot.
4
26JUN16
Added an image of the aircraft on delivery to Sydney.
3
06JUL08
Added a report that the nose section is to be incorporated into a simulator. Thanks to Dan Brownlee.
2
31JAN08
Corrected spelling of name of delivery Captain to Eric Robinson (see 05AUG61).
1
27JUL06
Created individual page for this aircraft. Archived Updates for combined B707-138B list.

 

NOTES

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There are four numbers in the second column of each header. These are:

1. The Constructor's Number (c/n or Manufacturer's Serial Number)
2. The Line Number (The order in which final assembly began)
3. Cumulative Line Number (The order in which the aircraft were rolled out)
4. Engineering Block Number (Customer Number)

Note: During early production, the Line Number was often the same as the Cumulative Line Number.

Source: "The Boeing 707 & 720" Air-Britain 1972.
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These sources are gratefully acknowledged.