Aircraft Photo of I-DIWM | Douglas DC-8-43 | Alitalia | #30756
Registration / SerialI-DIWM
Aircraft Original TypeDouglas DC-8
Aircraft Generic TypeDouglas DC-8
Aircraft VersionDouglas DC-8-43
C/n (msn)45755 / 222
Operator / TitlesAlitalia
Aircraft NameUgolino Vivaldi
City / AirportSydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / CountryNew South Wales, Australia
Airport CodesICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date10 June 1968
Photo byDavid Carter
Photo ID: 30756
Photo Comment

In winter Alitalia took advantage of the lower temperatures to cut out the technical stop at Darwin and fly direct to Singapore. It meant some exciting departures on Sydney's then 2500m main runway. Here I-DIWM is less than 500m from the end of the runway. The DC-8 was sold in the US as N153FA in December 1976.

This photo was added on 15 January 2018, and has since been viewed 104 times.

Submit Correction
Contact Photographer