Aircraft Photo of A65-114 | Douglas C-47B Dakota | Australia - Air Force | #7233
Registration / Serial:A65-114
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):33460/16712
Operator Titles:Australia - Air Force
Unit Markings:ARDU - Aircraft Research and Development Unit
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
Photo Date:January 1984
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7233
Photo Comment

The Ansett sticker on A65-114 was in connection the airline's sponsorship of a flight marking a 50th anniversary. What that event was is not known. In October 1986 the Dakota suffered a double engine failure on takeoff at RAAF Edinburgh and was damaged during the subsequent forced landing. Now on display at the South Australian Aviation Museum.

This photo is copyright © David Carter, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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