Aviation Photo #1524211 Douglas DC-3-G202A - Ansett Airways

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The third DC-3 to be imported into Australia, this historic aircraft was purchased by Australian National Airways for 32,000 pounds and first registered on 31 October 1938. After a wartime spell as A30-3, it was badly damaged in a forced landing following an engine fire on 4 Oct 1948. Taken over in 1957 by Ansett-ANA. To Airlines of South Australia in 1961 & 'retired' on 13 March 1971 with 67,224 hours. And that's only her first 33 years!
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    Phil Vabre
    Ansett Airways
    Douglas DC-3-G202A
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
    Douglas DC-3 (C-47/53/117/R4D/Skytrain/Dakota)
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    VH-ABR
    Avalon (Geelong)
    Victoria
    Australia
    March 16, 2009
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Great BW photo, Phil! Andrei

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