Aircraft Photo of A65-102 | Douglas C-47B Dakota | Australia - Air Force | #7177
Registration / Serial:A65-102
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Dakota
C/n (msn):33113/16365
Operator Titles:Australia - Air Force
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Benson and Hedges Australian Air Race 1976
Photo Date:24 October 1976
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7177
Photo Comment

A65-102 was the largest entrant in the Benson and Hedges trans-Australian air race. The RAAF disposed off it in 1980. It was ferried around the country to different locations but it would be 1990 before it was formally registered, as N65388. In 1995 it became VH-SPY and then returned to its US identity in 1999. Severe corrosion was found during an inspection at Cairns in 2001, and it was permanently grounded.

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