VH-RMW. Boeing 727-277. c/n 20550-1030.


First flown - April 1, 1974

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMW - April 5, 1974

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - April 6, 1974

Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - April 8, 1974

Delivery route: Seattle-Hilo-Pago Pago-Nadi-Melbourne

Flight crew: Capts A. Lane, N. Murdoch, E.J. Smith; F/E I. Horne, J. Donk; Navigator W.C. Kennedy

Relief crew: Capt E. Mackay; F/E J. Crago; Navigator B.S. McEwen

Operated first revenue service - April 11, 1974

Operated final revenue service Sydney-Melbourne as AN39 (Capt M. Bishop) - October 21, 1983

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne

Aircraft had flown 30,054 hours with 22,150 cycles

Leased to Wien Air Alaska - November 26, 1983

Departed Melbourne on delivery to United States - December 1, 1983

Ferry route: Melbourne-Nadi-Pago Pago-Honolulu-Marana

Flight crew: Capts J. Dorward, T. Otway; F/E A. Clarke; LAME M. Palmer

Ownership transferred to Ansett Industries Australia Ltd, Sun Valley, California

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 8, 1983

Entered onto the U.S. Aircraft Register as N276WC - December 1983

Ownership transferred to Trans Pacific Enterprises, Belleview, WA - June 1984

Leased to Republic Airlines when Wein Air Alaska ceased operations - December 1, 1984

Transferred to Northwest Airlines when it merged with Republic Airlines - October 1, 1986

Sub-leased to Braniff - January 1, 1987

Sold to Aeron Aviation Corp with lease to Braniff continued - December 17, 1987

Returned to lessor when Braniff ceased operations - April 1988

Leased to Dan-Air Ltd - January 16, 1989

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BPNS

Sub-leased to Australian Airlines during pilots' dispute - November 1, 1989 to January 13, 1990

Sub-leased to Air Malta - March 29, 1990 to October 31, 1990

Sold to Capita Ltd and placed in storage at Lasham, U.K. - November 1992

Sold to Dawson Trading & leased to Royal Airlines - September 18, 1993

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as C-GRYZ

Sold to Royal Aviation - December 1995

Sold to Prewitt Leasing Inc - June 1997

Converted to freighter configuration - August 1997

Leased / sold to All Canada Express Ltd - August 25, 1997

Reregistered as C-GACC

Withdrawn from use and parked at Miami - April 2005

Damaged at Miami when blown into 727-231 N54344 by Hurricane Wilma - October 24, 2005

Despite suffering only minor damage it was later declared an insurance write-off

Broken up at Miami - April 2006


VH-RMW. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-RMW. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1979.

VH-RMW. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Sydney Airport, January 1980.

VH-RMW. Ansett Airlines of Australia - in the 'delta' livery at Townsville Airport, date unknown.

VH-RMW. Wien Air Alaska - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1983.

VH-RMW. Wien Air Alaska - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1983.

N276WC. Wien Air Alaska - in the full livery at Seattle Airport, December 1983.

N276WC. Wien Air Alaska - in the full livery at Seattle Airport, June 1984.

G-BPNS. Dan-Air London - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1989.

C-GACC. All Canada Express - in the full livery at an unknown airport, November 1997.

C-GACC. All Canada Express - in the full livery at an unknown airport, September 1998.