Aircraft Photo of VH-ABR | Douglas DC-3-G202A | Ansett Airways | #46178
Registration / Serial:VH-ABR
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-G202A
C/n (msn):2029
Operator / Titles:Ansett Airways
City / Airport:AvalonMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YMAV   IATA: AVV   Local: YMAV   Other: -
Event:Australian International Airshow 2009
Photo Date:16 March 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 46178
Photo Comment

The third DC-3 to be imported into Australia, this historic aircraft was purchased by Australian National Airways for 32,000 pounds and first registered on 31 October 1938. After a wartime spell as A30-3, it was badly damaged in a forced landing following an engine fire on 4 Oct 1948. Taken over in 1957 by Ansett-ANA. To Airlines of South Australia in 1961 & 'retired' on 13 March 1971 with 67,224 hours. And that's only her first 33 years!

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