Aircraft Photo of ZK-BGA | Douglas DC-6 | TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways |
Registration / Serial:ZK-BGA
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
Operator / Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
C/n (msn):43126 / 132
Aircraft Name:Aotearoa III
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:1954
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 6470
Photo Comment

Photo taken by an unknown photographer in the second half of 1954. ZK-BGA had been VH-BPF with British Commonwealth Pacific Airways, a joint Anglo-Australian-New Zealand airline. BCPA closed down after a major accident and the remaining DC-6s transferred to TEAL, which was another tri-national airline but with a higher New Zealand ownership. -BGA was sold to the New Zealand air force as NZ3631 in 1961, the year TEAL became an entirely New Zealand-owned airline. TEAL would later change its name to Air New Zealand. Negative held by Bill Gray, Perth, Australia.

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