VH-EBP. Douglas DC-4-1009. c/n 42920-18.


 

Ordered new by National Airlines

Rolled off the Douglas production line at Santa Monica - March 1946

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as NC33681 - April 1946

Delivered to National Airlines - April 12, 1946

Reregistered as N33681 - ?

Sold to Resort Airlines - 1952

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBP - February 24, 1955

Registered to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd

Sold to Qantas Empire Airways Ltd - March 07, 1955

Aircraft named 'Australian Trader'

Used as a freighter and carried 'Qantas Air Cargo' titles

Operated horse charter flight to U. S. A. (Captain R. F. Fethers) - September 21 - 24, 1959

Sold to Zantop Air Transport, Detroit, Michigan - October 29, 1959

Departed Sydney on ferry flight to Burbank, California (Captain Smithwell) - October 29, 1959

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N601Z - November 1959

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 19, 1959

Sold to Trans Mediterranean Airways - April 1962

Entered onto the Lebanese Aircraft Register as OD-AED - ?

Sold to Omi Investment Corporation - February 1968

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N480G - ?

Sold to Carolina Aircraft Corporation, Miami, Florida - April 1968

Leased to Pan African Airlines (Nigeria) - April 1968

Aircraft was observed at Johannesburg in service with Pan African Airlines without titles - April 1968

Destroyed during a Biafran bombing attack at Port Harcourt, Nigeria - November 10, 1969

Aircraft were two Biafran T-6G Texans

Twenty persons killed on the ground but there were no crew fatalities

 


 

VH-EBP. Qantas Air Cargo - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, March 1957.

VH-EBP. Qantas Air Cargo - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-EBP. Qantas Air Cargo - a view inside looking aft at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-EBP. Qantas Air Cargo - a view inside looking forward at Sydney Airport, date unknown.

VH-EBP. Qantas Air Cargo - in the standard livery at Burbank Airport, October 1959.