VH-AOH. Douglas C-47A-20-DK. c/n 12790.

 

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

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-20-DK

Allocated the U. S. serial number '42-92934'

It was delivered to the United States Army Air Force - April 02, 1944

Delivered to Pacific Air Transport Command, Oahu - April 20, 1944

Withdrawn from use and struck-off charge - April 15, 1946

Sold to Butler Air Transport by the U. S. Foreign Disposals Commission - April 1947

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AOH - July 04, 1947

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Sydney

this aircraft named 'RMA Warrumbungle'

It was configured to seat 24 passengers with a built-in airstair

Transferred to Queensland Airlines in the Butler livery - February 08, 1961

It was renamed 'Darling Downs'

Registered to Airlines of N. S. W. - February 14, 1961

The built-in airstair was removed by Queensland Airlines

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne - December 14, 1964

Operated the final Queensland Airlines DC-3 service Gladstone - Brisbane - December 03, 1966

Transferred to Ansett-ANA and operated as such on south-east Queensland services

Sold to Winner Airways Corporation, Taiwan - June 04, 1967

The aircraft had flown in excess of 25,000 hours

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Taiwan - July 19, 1967

Ferry route: Brisbane - Cairns - Lae - Madang - Wewak - Vanimo - Koror - Mactan - Manila - Taipei

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 25, 1967

Entered onto the Taiwanese Aircraft Register as B-308 - July 1967

The aircraft overran the runway and ended up in the ocean on landing at Tuy Hoa, Vietnam - April 25, 1970

Due to immersion in the salt water it was written off due to corrosion

 

VH-AOH. Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd - 'RMA Warrumbungle' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-757.)

VH-AOH. Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd - 'RMA Warrumbungle' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon irport, date unknown.

(B. Colledge Copyright Image 0250-700.)

VH-AOH. Q.A.L. - in the Butler 'powder blue' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1959.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-742.)

VH-AOH. Queensland Airlines - in the Ansett livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0250-427.)