Aircraft Photo of PH-AJU | Douglas DC-2-115A | KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines |
Registration / Serial:PH-AJU
Other Marks:44
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115A
Operator / Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
C/n (msn):1317
Aircraft Name:Uiver
City / Area:Albury / Racecourse [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Event:MacRobertson Air Race 1934
Photo Date:24 October 1934
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 161349
Photo Comment

KLM's London to Melbourne Air Race adventure might very well have ended in disaster when Uiver got caught in a thunderstorm at night. Thanks to the townsfolk of Albury, the DC-2 was able to land safely, and here Captain Parmentier is seen taking off from the racecourse, leaving the rest of the crew and the payload behind. This was possibly against the race rules but no one seems to have protested. Photo from: State Library Victoria

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