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Old 30th Jun 2018, 12:49
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cattletruck
 
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BOAC London to Melbourne 1960

Hi folks, I'm trying to identify the actual plane my mother flew into Australia with and could use some helpful assistance.

The information I have is the following (may not be accurate)
- The plane had BOAC written on it.
- She boarded the flight in Athens on the 4th of July, 1960.
- Immigration records say she arrived in Melbourne on the 7th of July, 1960.
- There were many Austrians on board.
- The plane had propellors but she doesn't remember how many engines.
- The plane constantly broke down.
- The captain was English and would constantly come out of the cockpit to ease the stress passengers experienced during a "plummet".

After a lot of internet searching the best I can come up with is the aircraft could have been a Bristol Britannia - G-ANBG or G-ANBA perhaps. This particular aircraft model was not very reliable and had an engine icing fault requiring a regime of high/low flying.

If anyone has any further info of this particular flight that would be very much appreciated.

NB: I won't be in a position to reply to this thread for the next month or so but may be able to catch a quick glimpse of it.

Thank you, CT.

Last edited by cattletruck; 1st Jul 2018 at 05:20. Reason: Found evidence that it could not be 4th of June.
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