Aircraft Photo of NC16009 | Douglas DC-3-178 | American Airlines | #8076
Registration / Serial:NC16009
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-3-178
C/n (msn):1545
Operator Titles:American Airlines
City / Airport:Santa Monica - MunicipalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KSMO   IATA: SMO   Local: SMO   Other: -
Photo Date:19 August 1936
Photo from:RAScholefield Collection
Photo ID: 8076
Photo Comment

This was the first DC-3 to be built after seven DST Douglas Sleeper Transports for American. Seen a day after handover to the airline. Note the fitment of a right hand door. It served AA until sale in January 1948. It later became PP-SQH with VASP and PP-ANU with VARIG. It is preserved at Porto Alegre as "PP-VRG". From Douglas 60 years ago.

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