VH-BPE. Douglas DC-6. c/n 43125-131.

 

This aircraft was built for Scandinavian Airlines order but not taken up despite registration 'SE-BDG' being reserved

It was sold to British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BPE - October 29, 1948

Registered to British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Ltd

Delivered to B.C.P.A. - November 26, 1948

The aircraft was named 'Resolution'

It was chartered by A.N.A. to provide extra capacity at peak times - dates unknown

This aircraft was destroyed when it crashed into the southern slopes of Mt Sierra Morena, Half Moon Bay

It was on approach to San Francisco Airport, California - October 29, 1953

All onboard were killed - 19 persons

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 27, 1953

For more information about this accident click 'HERE'

 

VH-BPE. British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines - 'Resolution' in the all-metal livery at Auckland Whenuapai Airport, July 18, 1950.

(Whites Aviation WA-25334-F Alexander Turnbull Library via P. Sheehan Collection Copyright Image 1125-618.)

VH-BPE. British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines - 'Resolution' in the all-metal livery at Christchurh Harewood Airport, December 18, 1950.

This photo was taken at the dedication ceremony of Harewood Airport.

(Whites Aviation WA-26046-F Alexander Turnbull Library via P. Sheehan Collection Copyright Image 1125-613.)