VH-AOI. Douglas C-47A-80-DL. c/n 19694.


 

Construction completed at the Douglas Long Beach plant - February 1944

Built as a Douglas C-47A-80-DL

Allocated U.S. serial number 43-15228

Delivered to the U.S.A.A.F. - February 23, 1944

Delivered to 13th Air Force, Noumea - April 5, 1944

Transferred to Tacloban, Philippines and excluded from USAAF inventory - May 1946

Withdrawn from use and struck-off charge - May 1946

Sold to Butler Air Transport by U.S. Foreign Disposals Commission, Manila - 1946

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AOI (CofR 1135) - November 29, 1946

Registered to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd

Aircraft named 'RMA Warrina'

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

Transferred to Queensland Airlines in Butler livery - 1948 - 1949

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

Repainted in the Ansett-ANA 'Skyliner' livery

Registered to Ansett-M.A.L. - April 13, 1961

Aircraft had been configured to seat 28 passengers

Commenced Ansett-M.A.L. 'Golden Orchid' services within Papua New Guinea - April 19, 1961

Withdrawn from service at Lae - January 1969

Ferried Lae - Sydney - March 1969

Sold to PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines via Australian Aircraft Sales - June 1969

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 1, 1969

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-NDH - July 1969

Delivered to Merpati Nusantara Airlines - July 13, 1969

Withdrawn from service by Merpati - 1972

Leased to PT Dirgantara Air Services - 1972

Written off at Santan, Kalimantan, Indonesia - February 7, 1977

 


 

VH-AOI. Butler Air Transport - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1959.

VH-AOI. Ansett-ANA - in the 'Skyliner' livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-AOI. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1963.

VH-AOI. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Lae Airport, date unknown.
VH-AOI. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Bankstown Airport, June 1969.

VH-AOI. Ansett-M.A.L. - in the full livery at Bankstown Airport, June 1969.

PK-NDH. Merpati Nusantara Airlines - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, July 1969.