Aircraft Photo of VH-EDC | Douglas C-47A Skytrain | Qantas | AirHistory.net #7393
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-EDC
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47A Skytrain
Operator / Titles:Qantas
C/n (msn):12874
Location
City / Airport:TamworthMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSTW   IATA: TMW   Local: YSTW   Other: -
 
Photo Date:1969
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7393
Photo Comment

Qantas bought VH-EDC in 1961 from the Department of Civil Aviation, which had operated it as VH-CAR. Qantas was used it for crew training. -EDC was disposed of 1971 and passed through the hands of a string of operators which used it for cargo and passenger charter. It was on a passenger charter on April 14, 1994, when it ditched into Botany Bay immediately after take-off. All on board escaped before -EDC sunk in shallow water. It was deemed not worth repairing.

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