VH-TVB Vickers 720 Viscount ''Gregory
The crash of VH-TVA clearly affected the
inauguration of prop-jet service in Australia, but not
by very much. Initially
scheduled to have begun on 1 December 1954, regular jet-prop services
commenced on 18 December. This followed
an earlier proving flight by VH-TVB between
Melbourne and Brisbane. This
aircraft went on to operated with the airline until 1962 when it was
sold to Ansett-ANA and reregistered VH-RMQ.. It was
to crash near Port Hedland, WA.
My shot was taken at Essendon just after its arrivalin Australia.