VH-TVB   Vickers 720 Viscount  ''Gregory Blaxland'                      (c/n 45)


                                           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 later to crash near Port Hedland, WA.
                                           My shot was taken at Essendon just after its arrivalin Australia.