Loongana on its belly after the crew failed to lower the undercarriage. On 15 Nov 1954 the pilots of the Sydney-Brisbane flight were practising a new landing drill. The co-pilot was flying the aircraft and the captain handling flaps and gear. Despite warning horns, the captain was certain he had extended the gear and ordered the co-pilot to land. No injuries. The captain, with 23,000 hours in his logbook, was forced to resign from ANA. After minor repairs, VH-ANF ferried to ANA's Melbourne base for final repairs. During this work it was converted to freighter and remained in service until 1967. Sold to CAT in Taiwan as B-1811. Photo from: State Library of Queensland
Entered the Australian Register as VH-ANF July 16 1991. Enterd the USA Register as N72381 April17. 1997. also used the registrations N626DH OO-DLJ, EC-HHU, ZS-DPF Finally written off and used for fire training. Photograph taken by David Tanner.
Entered the Australian register as VH-ANF July 16, 1991. Entered the USA register as N72381 April17, 1997. also used the registrations N626DH OO-DLJ, EC-HHU, ZS-DPF Finally written off and used for fire training.