Aircraft Photo of ZK-TED | Lockheed L-188C Electra | Air New Zealand |
Registration / Serial:ZK-TED
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 88 Electra
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed L-188 Electra
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator / Titles:Air New Zealand / Qantas
C/n (msn):2008
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:April 1970
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7192
Photo Comment

Ex VH-ECD. ZK-TED was photographed being prepared for handover to Air New Zealand, which had leased it. It had been delivered to Qantas in 1959 and on April 27, 1963, operated the first Qantas Electra service from Sydney to Johannesburg (via Melbourne, Perth, Cocos Islands and Mauritius), surely the longest scheduled Electra service of all time. ZK-TED was sold in April 1971 to Nomads, a travel club, as N863E

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