VH-ABC. Douglas C-47A-5-DK. c/n 12285.

Was also registered as: A65-31; VH-CAQ.


Construction of this aircraft was completed at the Douglas Oklahoma City plant - 1944

It was built as a Douglas C-47A-5-DK

It was allocated the U. S. serial number '492480'

Transferred to the R. A .A. F. under the lend / lease agreement - February 03, 1944

It was allocated the R.A.A.F. serial number 'A65-31'

It was operated in Australia using the radio callsign 'VHCUC'

Operated by No 26 Squadron, No 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight & No 1 Air Trials Unit, Woomera

Sold to the Commonwealth of Australia - 1949

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ABC - August 26, 1949

Registered to Department of Civil Aviation, Melbourne

Reregistered as VH-CAQ - September 04, 1950

This aircraft was maintained by T. A. A. on behalf of the Department of Civil Aviation

It was badly damaged when it crashed on landing at Camden Airport - March 27, 1951

It was considered to be uneconomical to repair and was written off

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?