VH-EBS. Boeing 707-338C. c/n 18955-467.

Was also registered as: 9M-ASO; 9M-MCS; 5A-DJO.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - December 14, 1965

First flown at Renton as 'VH-EBS' - January 19, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBS - February 02, 1966

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by M. Mansill for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 02, 1966

This was the 19th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named 'Kalgoorlie'

Departed Seattle for Ontario, California for modification by Lockheed Aircraft Service - February 03, 1966

Departed Ontario on the delivery flight to Australia under the command of Capt F. Fox - March 07, 1966

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith - 17:45 local) on completion of the delivery flight - March 09, 1966

Delivery route: Seattle - Ontario - San Francisco - Honolulu - Sydney

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - London (Heathrow) via Kangaroo Route - March 19, 1966

Departed Sydney for Mexico City thence to Wichita for modification by Boeing - June 26, 1967

Returned to Sydney following the completion of these modifications - August 03, 1967

Ir was the first Qantas Boeing 707 to visit Port Moresby (Captain D. Harden) - September 14, 1967

Operated its final revenue service Sydney - Auckland - Sydney - March 11, 1973

Withdrawn from service at Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

The aircraft had flown 24,497 hours 15 minutes with 8,804 cycles

Leased to Malaysian Airline System

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the delivery flight to Malaysia in the MAS livery - March 30, 1973

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 11, 1973

Sold to Malaysian Airline System - October 10, 1973

The aircraft had flown 25,734 hours 52 minutes with 9,322 cycles

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-ASO - October 10, 1973

Reregistered 9M-MCS - October 15, 1975

Withdrawn from service by MAS - January 01, 1981

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Kota Kinabalu for storage - January 20, 1981

Sold to Air Supply Corp, Lichtenstein - October 1981

Flown from Luxembourg - Basle in a basic white livery without titles - October 24, 1981

Sold to United African Airlines - October 24, 1981

Entered onto the Libyan Aircraft Register as 5A-DJO - ?

It departed Basle on the ferry flight to Tripoli, Libya - October 24, 1981

The aircraft was destroyed when it crashed some 24 km north of Sebha, Libya - March 14, 1983

It was being operated by Jamahiriya Air Transport and the five-man crew were killed

The accident was the result of an engine failure on take-off

 

 

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Kalgoorlie' in the 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, February 1966.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-202.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Kalgoorlie' in the 'V-Jet' livery at Seattle, February 1966.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-203.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia's Overseas Airline - 'Kalgoorlie' in the 'V-Jet' livery at Mexico City Airport, July 1966.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-120.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, circa 1969.

(Qantas Heritage Collection Copyright Image 4605-155.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Perth Airport, circa 1969.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-307.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-422.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-448.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the revised 'V-Jet' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-421.)

VH-EBS. Qantas Australia - 'Kalgoorlie' in the final 'V-Jet' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1972.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-611.)

VH-EBS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, May 1973.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-403.)

VH-EBS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, June 1973.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-612.)

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1976.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-428.)

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, December 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4604-567.)

9M-MCS. Malaysian Airline System - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4604-569.)

5A-DJO. Jamahiriya Air Transport - in the 'all-white' livery at Brussels Ostend Airport, July 25, 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4605-443.)