VH-AOH. Douglas C-47A-25-DK. c/n 13603.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - June 1944

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-25-DK

Allocated the U. S. serial number '42-93666'

It was delivered to the United States Army Air Force - June 14, 1944

It was delivered to Pacific Air Transport Command, Manila - June 22, 1944

Withdrawn from use and struck-off charge - April 15, 1946

Sold to Butler Air Transport by the U. S. Foreign Disposals Commission at Tacloban, Philippines - April 18, 1946

Ferried from Clarke Field, Manila to Australia - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AOH (CofR 999) - July0 8, 1946

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was named 'RMA Warrumbungle'

This aircraft never entered service as it was destroyed on landing at Schofields Airfield - June 03, 1947

It was engaged in an acceptance / pilot training flights at the time

It overshot the runway and crashed into trees whilst practicing take-offs and landings

Was destroyed when a fire broke out in the crumpled remains but the flight crew escaped unharmed

Flight crew: Captain T. R. Young; F/O A. H. Innes

Some salvageable parts were used in the conversion of second DC-3 'VH-AOH'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 03, 1947