Douglas, c/n 16967; Photographer: Phillip Capper, Location: Mangaweka, New Zealand, 2010
License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Douglas, c/n 16967 / 34227, C-47B-45-DK

Manufacturer: Douglas Latest Type:
Manufactured as:
Construction Number: 16967 / 34227 Year: 1945
Lastest Registration: ZK-APK Former Registrations: NZ3556 , ZK-AOK , ZK-APK
Nickname: "Poaka"
Airworthy: no ex. USAAF serial: 45-964
Owner: Brendan “Mintie” Cottle Location of the Plane: Location Mangaweka, Manawatu Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand
  • 1945: operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) on the passenger service between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
  • 1985: put on display at a former petrol station which was converted to a café by Viv and John Eames. It is known as a landmark.
  • 42,764 flight hours
  • information "ZK-APK. Douglas C-47B-45-DK. c/n 16967-34227" at
  • May, 2021: "Future of Mangaweka's iconic plane up in the air" - transported to Shannon, New Zealand to undergo a restoration

last change: May 24, 2021

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