VH-TVK. Vickers Viscount 756C. c/n 181.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

It was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - January 10, 1957

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVK - January 16, 1957

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - January 18, 1957

Known crew: Captain Dunn; F/O Neal; Navigator Carnell; Radio Operator Hobbs

The aircraft was named 'Thomas Mitchell'

It operated its first revenue service - February 08, 1957

Set a speed record between Cairns - Brisbane of 139 minutes (Captain P. Buchanan) - August 15, 1957

It was damaged when the nosewheel failed to lower for landing at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 10, 1968

It was damaged when the rear cargo door fell off after taking-off from Coolangatta Airport - November 24, 1968

It operated its final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Placed in storage at Melbourne (Essendon)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals for scrapping - May 31, 1970

The aircraft had flown 30,016 hours with 21,133 cycles

 

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-154.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-116.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(J. Hopton Copyright Image 0129-014.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 1965.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-117.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1965.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-346.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-294.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-182.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 04, 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-034.)

VH-TVK. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Thomas Mitchell' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, December 1969.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-069.)