Originally VH-TAC (1) with TAA, later VH-BPA with BCPA, VH-EBL with QANTAS, VH-INY(2) with Ansett-ANA, ZS-IGB with Marine Diamond Mines. The aircraft finally went to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1973 and cannibalised at Eros Airport in late 1977.
Acquired by the Colombian AF in March 1954 and became FAC690. Withdrawn from use in 1984 and stored at Bogotá. At the Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano by April 1990. The museum and its aircraft were moved to Briceño in the Cundinamarca district between Oct 2015 and Aug 2017.
TAA publicity photo of its new DC-4. TAA would operate it until it crashed on approach to Brisbane on May 24, 1961 while on a freight flight. The captain had a heart attack and collapsed over the controls as he tried to exit his seat.
Scrapped in the UK. Nose section preserved. Curiously, despite being a postwar civil DC-4, N31356 has masqueraded as a USAF C-54, in film and as a static display, since its air tanker days ended. The preservation of its nose section at Burtonwood is as a tribute to C-54's role in the Berlin Airlift.
Skyclass offered a very special deal, round trip Rand to Wonderboom Airshow on their DC-4, Flying different airframes on the two legs. The reason why I could not make the photos with the props turning was because I was onboard!
Skyclass offered a very special deal, round trip Rand to Wonderboom Airshow on their DC-4. Flying different airframes on the two legs. The reason why I could not make the photos with the props turning was because I was onboard!
Sabena's DC-4 has arrived from Brussels via Ostend and its passengers walk unaccompanied across the apron towards immigration. KLM's DC-6B PH-TFO has replaced the usual Convair 240 on the Schiphol-Ringway-Dublin run because of heavy passenger bookings.
VH-EDA in its initial livery with two red stripes on the tail. Later updated to a single stripe with the flag removed and the Qantas logo added. Later still received Qantas' 747 era red tail and ochre cheat line.
TAA bought VH-TAA as a new production DC-4. Delivered in 1946. Switched to cargo operations in 1960 (it was built with C-54-style double doors). Crashed on approach to Brisbane airport on May 24, 1961. Captain had a cardiac arrest and collapsed over the throttles as he tried to vacate his seat. The throttles closed and the copilot could not get to them. -TAA descended into a mangrove swamp and the cockpit was destroyed when it collided with a tree. Neither pilot survived.