This airframe is now preserved in the Air Force musuem in Jyvaskyla, Finland. This picture was taken by Harm Reinders in a cold winter in the 1970s, when this Dak was still in active service for the Ilmavoimat, which I can only assume to be the Finnish name for Air Force. In the background you can see a Fokker 27 of the NLM or KLM Cityhopper, with a Piper twin in between the Dakota and Fokker.
Crashlanded on the beach at Sólheimasandur on November 24, 1973, following fuel starvation. Rumor has it the pilots switched to the wrong fuel tank. Fortunately the entire crew was able to walk away and nowadays the wreckage is a relatively popular tourist attraction. In the past you could drive up to it, but no more - vehicles have to be parked on a parking lot near the road now and you face a 3,5km hike each way. However, the terrain is easy and it's well worth the visit!
Falsely painted as C-47A 42-92717, but is ex. 44-77047, KN673, G-AMSN, N3455, SU-BFZ, VR-ABG, 7O-ABG, EI-BSI. Placed on display at the 'D-Day Experience' museum in 2007 and serving as a (moving) simulator, where one can enter the aircraft and experience the Channel crossing on D-Day. Not wanting to spoil, but definitely an eye-opening experience and can't imagine how scary it must've been to be on one of these flights during the war.
Apparently carrying a fake serial, as it is actually ex. F-GEOA, 720, KN379 and 44-76420. Part of the amazing collection that this place has going on. 3 hangars full of aircraft, old cars, aircraft/airport equipment and aviation memorabilia. Space is tight though and not always suitable for a 'clean' shot, but this place is absolutely well worth a visit and probably the best 5 Euros I spent on this trip.
'The SNAFU Special', preserved at the Merville battery (now a museum). A very rainy but fun epxerience in the end. We came across a couple of Dutch re-enactors who were doing a photoshoot at the aircraft and we were able to join them.