Aircraft Photo of VH-EQN | Douglas C-47B Skytrain | Australian Aid | #57976
Registration / Serial:VH-EQN
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Skytrain
C/n (msn):25998/14553
Operator / Titles:Australian Aid
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:17 July 1971
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 57976
Photo Comment

In the wake of the collapse of Jetair, the Australian government snapped up its DC-3s and gave them away as foreign aid along with several RAAF aircraft. The idea was to take these aircraft out of reach of anyone else planning on taking on then duopoly of Ansett and TAA. The two-airline policy could only be enforced by import restrictions because interstate trade was protected by the constitution. VH-EQN was donated to Nepal.

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