VH-ECD Pacific Enterprise
|01APR58||Ordered by Qantas|
|10AUG59||Application for CofR and CofA by Qantas Empire Airways Ltd.|
|03DEC59||CofR 3279 and CofA 3279 issued to Qantas as VH-ECD|
|06DEC59||Arrived Sydney on delivery to Qantas as "Pacific Enterprise" (Capt C.G. Fox) (Source: Qantas News July 1984)|
|31DEC59||CofA validity extended to 09JAN60 to allow completion of crew training program at Avalon (Source: 1)|
|11FEB60||CofA renewed (Source: 1)|
|02MAR60||Leased to TAA for six months|
|08MAR60||Entered service with TAA as "Charles Sturt" TN402 Melbourne to Sydney. (Apparently it was originally intended to be "John Batman" as recorded in some references but there is photographic proof of "Charles Sturt")|
|09SEP60||Last TAA service TN402 Melbourne to Sydney. Returned to Qantas as "Pacific Enterprise"|
|10NOV60||T.T. 1895.07 hours (Source: 1)|
|16FEB61||Entered LEAP as LEAP #85 QEA-4|
|30OCT61||T.T. 4005.38 hours (Source: 1)|
|17OCT62||T.T. 5439.30 hours (Source: 1)|
|27APR63||Operated the first Qantas Electra service to Johannesburg replacing Super Constellations|
|09OCT63||T.T. 6939.43 hours (Source: 1)|
|21NOV68||Became bogged beside the taxyway at Essendon|
|29JUL69||T.T. 22633 hours (Source: 1)|
|27MAR70||Operated the last Qantas flight into Essendon Airport (Melbourne)|
|29MAR70||Operated the last Qantas Electra service as QF322 to Wellington and returning to Sydney as QF327. (Source: Qantas News July 1984)|
|01APR70||Leased to Air New Zealand as ZK-TED and painted in Air New Zealand colours with green Qantas titles on rear fuselage for pooled services to Wellington. Aircraft rolled out of paint shop carrying both registrations VH-ECD and ZK-TED|
|30APR70||Cancelled from Australian register. (Source: 1)|
|30APR70||Departed Sydney on delivery to Air New Zealand as ZK-TED. (Source: Qantas News July 1984)|
|30AUG70||Departed Brisbane for Wellington after which the aircraft positioned to Auckland for storage. (Source: Qantas News July 1984)|
|21APR71||Sold to Nomads Inc., Detroit as N836E|
|23APR71||Departed Auckland on delivery to Nomads Inc|
|24OCT81||Departed Detroit in full Nomads livery on delivery to Mandala Airlines, Indonesia as PK-RLG.|
|Named "Jaya Perkasa" in Mandala service.|
|30NOV85||Right wheels fell off over Padang, Indonesia and aircraft diverted to Medan where it crash landed in flames, shedding all four propellors. Crew and 45 passengers escaped injury but aircraft written off|
|File C3905/2 VH/ECA Pts 1 & 2 (21) N.A.A., Chester Hill|
Added an image from the Qantas Heritage Collection.
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Added an image of the aircraft as delivered to Mandala Airlines as PK-RLG. Thanks to Peter Gates for this very rare image.
Added several new references extracted from file C3905/2 VH/ECD (22) N.A.A., Chester Hill by Chris O'Neill.
Added three new colour images thanks to Peter Gates.
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