CofA No E-5047 issued.
completed at Burbank.
to Aer Lingus Teoranta.
to the Irish Register as EI-ABV.
Ministerial approval granted for Guinea Airways Ltd to import two
Lockheed 14s. Approval was also given for the aircraft to carry Australian
markings on their delivery flights to expedite diplomatic clearances.
Aircraft were to be purchased through W.S. Shackleton Ltd of London.
application from Guinea Airways Ltd. Subsequently VH-ADW was allocated.
pilots departed Adelaide to collect the aircraft.
to the Australian Register as VH-ADW.
off the Irish Register on sale to Australia.
two L-14s departed Dublin on delivery to Australia. The aircraft were
painted in camouflage with black Australian registrations underlined
with blue/white/red stripes.
L-14s arrived at Parafield in the record flying time of 65.5 hours.
aircraft entered service on the Adelaide-Darwin courier run named
VH-AEW at the request of GAL to prevent confusion with MMA's Electra
VH-ABW as both aircraft regularly operated into Darwin.
port undercarriage collapsed at Alice Springs.
aircraft was landed wheels up 1.5 miles from Alice Springs. The damage
was quickly repaired.
aircraft suffered many forced landings without damage while engaged
on the Adelaide-Darwin courier run.
operating a scheduled Guinea Airways flight from Adelaide to Port
Lincoln, the aircraft diverted to Cleve, S.A. owing to a storm and
rain at its destination. Capt J. Chapman and F/O L.E. Schubert. (NAA
via G. Goodall)
aircraft had an accident at Darwin. No further details known.
to Australian National Airways for Brisbane-Cairns services for a
expired. To be renewed later for charter use by by Guinea Airways.
lapsed and aircraft withdrawn from service at Parafield.
stored behind the Department of Aircraft Production hangars at Parafield.
off the Register.
to Browns Scrap Metal, Croydon, Adelaide and broken up in their yard.