As most DC-3/C-47s were, this was a well travelled aircraft which saw service with multiple operators. It finished active life going to the Yorkshire Air Museum and, at the last known report, painted as KN353.
Acquired by The Airborne Initiative Promotions Ltd in Jun 94 ex South African Air Force. To the Dutch Dakota Association in May 96. Wings, tail and engines rebuilt with fuselage and identity of PH-PBA to allow that airframe (c/n 19434) to fly. Remains of G-BVOL for static exhibit at Schiphol (Apr00), then to Aviodrome, Lelystad as "PH-TCB" in post-war KLM c/s "lwan W Smirnoff'
This D-Day veteran bird was built in 1944 as a C-47A-5-DK and converted to a pax Dc-3 during its life with Trans-Canada Air Lines. Owned and restored by Mikey McBryan/Buffalo Airways. Pictured during its first flight as the "Plane Savers" bird.