Aircraft Photo of C-GWUG | Douglas C-47B Dakota Mk.4 | Air BC |
Registration / Serial:C-GWUG
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Dakota Mk.4
Operator / Titles:Air BC
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Vancouver - InternationalMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYVR   IATA: YVR   Local: CYVR   Other: -
Photo Date:November 1983
Photo by:Gary VincentContact
Photo ID: 166279
Photographer's Remark

Wartime C-47 44-76631 was transferred to the RAF as KN485 in April 1945. Briefly registered CF-GBG for ferry from Cairo to Montreal for the RCAF in 1951. The aircraft kept the original KN485 serial until the numbering system changed in 1968 and it became 12925. Disposed of in 1975 to become C-GWUG, the aircraft is pictured on lease to Air BC. It crashed into hill tops when flying freight with Kelowna Flightcraft / Purolator Courier during night VFR operations and low ceilings on January 13, 1999.

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