VH-INE. Douglas C-47A-30-DL. c/n 9452.


Construction completed at the Long Beach plant - April 1943

Built as a Douglas C-47A-30-DL

Allocated U.S. serial number 42-23590

Delivered to United States Army Air Force - April 30, 1943

Arrived at Hamilton Air Force Base - May 18, 1943

Allocated to 5th Air Force at Brisbane - June 4, 1943

Allocated to 39th Troop Carrier Squadron using the radio callsign 'VHCGI'

Aircraft was named 'Georgia Peach'

Allocated to 58th Troop Carrier Squadron - October 1944

Allocated to 6th Troop Carrier Squadron - June 6, 1945

Allocated to No 2 Aircraft Depot - June 23, 1945

Surplus to requirements and struck off charge at Tacloban - December 31, 1945

Sold to Australian National Airways in a damaged condition - December 31, 1945

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-INE - July 23, 1948

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Aircraft was originally named 'Pengana' (Kestrel) but later renamed 'Mungana' (wing)

Entered service with A.N.A. as a freighter

Used on Guinea Airways services - 1951

Used extensively to drop food supplies to stranded communities in Queensland during the 1953 floods

Believed to have been used by Butler Air Transport but details are unknown

Sold to Timmings Aviation Ltd, Canada - November 11, 1956

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 16, 1956

Entered onto the Canadian Aircraft Register as CF-JIP

Sold to Canadian Aircraft Renters Ltd - February 14, 1957

Reregistered as CF-CAR

Sold to Air Cape Pty Ltd, South Africa - June 24, 1965

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-EDX

Sold to Suidwes Lugdiens (Namib Air) - 1983

Sold to Air Kasai, Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 1985

Entered onto the Zaire Aircraft Register as 9Q-CTR

Withdrawn from service - ?

Stored at N'dolo Airport, Kinshasa, DRC in basic Namib Air livery - October 2009

Aircraft has had propellors from an Antonov AN-2 fitted and now carries Air Kasai titles


VH-INE. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-INE. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-INE. Australian National Airways - in the full livery at Essendon Airport, April 1956.

ZS-EDX. Air Cape - in an early livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

ZS-EDX. Air Cape - in a revised livery at an unknown airport, October 1978.

ZS-EDX. Namib Air - in the full livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.