VH-RMH. Vickers Viscount 832. c/n 415.

Was also registered as: B-2023; 9M-AQE; PK-RVN.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Ansett-ANA - July 23, 1958

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - March 19, 1959

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-RMH - March 31, 1959

Registered to Ansett-ANA, Melbourne

It was originally configured with 52 seats but this was later changed to 63 seats

Departed Wisely on the ferry flight to Australia - April 01, 1959

It arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport aon completion of the ferry flight - April 07, 1959

Ferry route: Rome - Beirut - Bahrain - Karachi - Delhi - Calcutta - Bangkok - Saigon - Zamboanga - Biak -

Darwin - Alice Springs - Melbourne

Operated its first revenue service - April 11, 1959

Used to transport the pop group 'The Beatles' from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Adelaide - June 12, 1964

Transferred to Ansett Airlines of Australia - November 01, 1968

This aircraft was not repainted into the new Ansett 'delta' livery

Registered to Ansett Transport Industries (Operations) Pty Ltd, Melbourne - December 18, 1969

Operated its final Ansett revenue service - August 06, 1970

Withdrawn from service and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon)

Sold to Far Eastern Air Transport (F.E.A.T.) - July 1970

Departed Melbourne (Essendon) on the ferry flight to Taipei - September 01, 1970

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 01, 1970

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-2023 - ?

Leased to Pelandok Airways - January 1972 to January 1973

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-AQE - ?

Leased to Air Vietnam - March 1974 to March 1975

Leased to PT Mandala Airline - March 1976

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-RVN - ?

The aircraft was named 'Pesopati'

The aircraft ran off the runway whilst landing at Semarang, Indonesia - May 01, 1981

Written off and scrapped

 

 

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the original livery at Wisley Airport, April 1959.

(L. Wise Copyright Image 0129-266.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the 'V832' livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-230.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the 'V832' livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-246.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the 'V832' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-392.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the 'V832' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1966.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-327.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, February 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-173.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Brisbane Airport, February 23, 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-456.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1968.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-111.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, February 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-048.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Canberra Airport, February 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-049.)

VH-RMH. Ansett-ANA - in the final livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, March 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-393.)

VH-RMH. FEAT - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-457.)

VH-RMH. FEAT - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-063.)

VH-RMH. FEAT - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1970.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-391.)

VH-RMH. FEAT - in the basic livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, August 1970.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-089.)

PK-RVN. Mandala Airlines - in the original livery at East Midlands Airport, April 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-094.)

PK-RVN. Mandala Airlines - 'Pesopati' in the revised livery at Jakarta Airport, March 1978.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-126.)

PK-RVN. Mandala Airlines - 'Pesopati' in the final livery at Jakarta Airport, June 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-064.)