Aircraft Photo of ZK-BGC | Douglas DC-6 | TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways | #6544
Registration / Serial:ZK-BGC
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6
C/n (msn):43128 / 135
Operator Titles:TEAL - Tasman Empire Airways
Aircraft Name:Arahia
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:December 1956 to February 1957
Photo from:David Carter Collection
Photo ID: 6544
Photo Comment

Ex-VH-BPH with British Commonwealth Pacific Airways, ZK-BGC joined TEAL in May 1954 (ZK-BFC not taken up). In 1961 it was sold to the Royal New Zealand Air Force as NZ3633. In the background are an RAAF Canberra and DH98 Mosquito VH-WWS. The latter's history is known in detail and it was based at Sydney airport in between December 17, 1956 and February 19, 1957, so it is assumed that is when the photo was taken.. WWS otherwise operated from Camden/YSCN airport. Photo by the late Mary Thomas, of Sydney.

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