Aircraft Photo of VH-AXL | De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3 | Qantas Empire Airways - QEA | #309017
Registration / Serial:VH-AXL
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 84 Dragon
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 84A Dragon 3
C/n (msn):2071
Operator / Titles:Qantas Empire Airways - QEA
City / Airport:Brisbane - ArcherfieldMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBAF   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:May 1947 to December 1947
Photo Photo Archive
Photo ID: 309017
Photo Comment

VH-AXL was fitted with two small porthole windows either side of the cabin when delivered to QEA. It had been an ambulance aircraft with the RAAF and was sold to the Flying Doctor Service. AXL was operated by Connellan Airways with these portholes but it is not known if they were installed by the RAAF or by Connellan postwar. Qantas refitted the standard DH84 glasshouse and sent the aircraft to Papua New Guinea. It crashed there at Karanka on September 21, 1951. Note the Qantas hangar still has its wartime camouflage. Photo from: Archerfield Jet Base

This photo was added on 9 December 2020, and has since been viewed 81 times.

Submit Correction