Aircraft Photo of VH-CDZ | Douglas DC-2-115G | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-CDZ
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-2 (C-39/42/R2D)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-2-115G
C/n (msn):1376
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: YSBK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:May 1981
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 6351
Photo Comment

VH-CDZ was an KNILM aircraft that came to Australia in World War II and impressed by the USAAF. After the war it was sold to Australian National Airways as VH-ADZ. By 1948 it was owned by Marshall Airways registered as VH-CDZ and used for joy flights from Bankstown airport. It was damaged in a landing accident in 1957 and for a quarter of a century or more it sat in the middle of the airport corroding away. There have been several attempts to restore the aircraft to flight, the last of which started in 2002 at Bankstown by owner Steve Ferris. It was still under restoration by early 2011, with its wings still marked as VH-CDZ. Its status in 2017 is uncertain, but it is assumed to still be hangared at Bankstown.

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