Photographer: Quentin Falcon, Falcon Photography
Douglas, c/n 9995; Photographer: Quentin Falcon, Falcon Photography, Location: Saint-Gervais, Genève, Canton de Genève, 2015
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Douglas, c/n 9995, C-47A-45-DL

Manufacturer: Douglas Latest Type:
Manufactured as:
Construction Number: 9995 Year: 1943
Lastest Registration: N431HM Former Registrations: G-BMCR , HB-ISC , N431HM , N88Y , N88YA , NC65266 , NC6K
Nickname: "Charly"
Airworthy: Airworthy yes ex. USAAF serial: 42-24133
Owner: Hugo Mathys
Location of the Plane: Grenchen, Switzerland
Airport: Location LSZG, none, Flughafen Grenchen in Grenchen, Switzerland
Engines: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92


  • August 4, 1943: delivered to the US Army Air Force
  • September 20, 1945: sold to the "Reconstruction Finance Corporation"
  • 1946: sold to the "Salem Engineering Company", added panoramic windows, registration NC65266
  • August, 1948: new registration NC6K
  • 1953: sold to the "National Lead Co." in Houston, Texas, USA, later "NL Industries"
  • 1966: new registration N88Y
  • 1974: sold to "Spirit of Ponca City", Oklahoma, USA
  • August 24, 1977: sold to the "Maharishi International University", Indiana, USA
  • July 13, 1981: sold to "Comet Film Florida Inc.", Tallahassee, Florida, USA
  • July 17, 1982: sold to "Aces High Ltd.", United Kingdom with registration N88YA
  • 1986: sold to "Classic Air", Switzerland
  • 2014: Hugo Mathys Douglas DC-3 Dakota LOW PASS+LANDING || Salzburg Airport (Full HD) on Youtube


  • Bürgi, Hansjörg. Eine Idee hebt ab: die Erfolgsstory der Classic Air mit ihren DC-3. M: Ringier, 1995.

last change: May 28, 2021

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