Aircraft Photo of VH-BPL | Douglas C-47A Skytrain | Air Queensland | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-BPL
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
Operator / Titles:Air Queensland
C/n (msn):12873
Location
City / Airport:CairnsMap
Region / Country:Queensland, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YBCS   IATA: CNS   Local: YBCS   Other: -
 
Photo Date:31 March 1984
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 5937
Photo Comment

VH-BPL had a long history in Australia, starting with the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II. It went to Qantas after the war and used on services in Papua New Guinea, then an Australian territory. It passed to Trans- Australia Airlines when it replaced Qantas in the territory and then to Air Niugini on independence. It entered the Australian register again in 1982, as VH-BPL. It is now with the Qantas Founders Museum, at Longreach, Queensland, restored as a static exhibit in its original Qantas markings (VH-EAP).

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