VH-ING. Douglas C-47A-85-DL. c/n 19951.


Construction completed at Long Beach, California - March 1944

Built as a Douglas C-47A-85-DL

Allocated U.S. serial number 43-15485

Delivered to U.S.A.A.F. - March 30, 1944

Utilised in the Pacific Theatre of Operations at Tacloban & Manila

Withdrawn from use and sold to Australian National Airways - November 29, 1946

Converted to DC-3C-G202A standard

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ING - December 15, 1948

Registered to Australian National Airways Pty Ltd

Leased to Guinea Airways - 1949

Sustained major damage in crash - full details not known

Fuselage / centre section parts from 2 DC-3s (VH-ANM & Zinc Corp DC-3) used in the rebuild

Transferred to Victorian Air Coach Services - December 1961

Utilised to inspect damage sustained by Ansett-ANA DC-6B VH-INA - April 14, 1964

Subject of mid-air training incident involving the shut-down of engines - April 28, 1964

Following the intentional shut down of starboard engine - port engine subsequently failed

Crew - Capt A. Groser, F/Os J. Evans, M. Bax & P. Damon effected a safe landing on one engine

Transferred to Airlines of N.S.W. - August 20, 1966

Withdrawn from service and placed in storage at Essendon Airport - January 20, 1967

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 18, 1968

Sold to Simsmetal Ltd, and scrapped on site at Essendon Airport - May 30, 1970


VH-ING. Australian National Airways - in full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, February 1959.
VH-ING. Ansett-ANA - in 'Skyliner' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-ING. Ansett-ANA - in 'Skyliner' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, January 1964.

VH-ING. Ansett-ANA - in 'Skyliner' livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, date unknown.

VH-ING. Ansett-ANA - in 'Skyliner' livery with 'Official Entrant' titles, location & date unknown.

VH-ING. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, November 1969.

VH-ING. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, December 1969.

VH-ING. Airlines of N.S.W. - in the full livery at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, March 1970.