VH-BHD. Douglas C-47A-30-DK. c/n 13982-25427.

It was also registered as: VH-INM.

 

The constructionof this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - July 1944

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-30-DK

Allocated the U. S. serial number '43-48166'

Delivered to United States Army Air Force - July 17, 1944

Transferred to Pacific Air Transport Command, Manila, Philippines - August 23, 1944

Withdrawn from use and stored at Tacloban, Philippines - February 28, 1946

Sold to the Zinc Corporation - November 29, 1946

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BHD - February 28, 1947

Registered to Zinc Corp Ltd

Operated by Silver City Airways (Australia) Ltd in a mixed passenger / freight configuration

Leased to Qantaas Empire Airways Ltd - February 28, 1947 - 1948

Sold to Australian National Airways - September 1949

Reregistered as VH-INM - September 09, 1949

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd. Melbourne

It was reconfigured to seat 24 passengers

It was named 'Iragana' (high)

The 'VH-IN' registration block was chosen from Ivan N. Holyman's first two initials

Operated A.N.A.'s inaugural Melbourne (Essendon) - Sale - Bairnsdale service - March 27, 1950

Operated by Guinea Airways Ltd - 1950

Sold to Air Outre Mer, Hanoi - June 17, 1953

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 17, 1953

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-OANI - June 1953

Registered to Air Outre Mer - July 30, 1953

Registered to Cie de Transport Serien et de Commerce when airline changed its name - September 03, 1953

Damaged by rebels at Gia Zain Airport - March 04, 1954

Transferred to Cie Cherifienne du Pont Aerien (subsidiary of Air Outre Mer) - October 03, 1954

Sold to Deutsche Lufthansa AG - June 01, 1955

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-CADO - ?

Registered to Bavaria Flugesellschaft GmbH, Munchen, Germany - November 02, 1960

Traded in to the British Aircraft Corporation - March 14, 1967

Prepared for delivery to the South Arabian Air Force as '201'

Test flown in England as 'G-41-167'

Delivered to the South Yemen Air Force - July 28, 1967

Sold to National Jet Charter, Jakarta, Indonesia - 1974

Entered onto the Indonesian Aircraft Register as PK-WWI - ?

The aircraft was named 'The Asean Spirit'

Observed stored engineless at Kemorayan Airport, Indonesia - June 1985

The aircraft's Certificate of Airworthiness expired - October 03, 1989

Observed in storage at Kemorayan Airport - 1994

Current status - ?