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Douglas, c/n 20041, C-47A-85-DL

Manufacturer: Douglas Latest Type:
Manufactured as:
Construction Number: 20041 Year: 1944
Lastest Registration: PK-GDC Former Registrations: DT-971 , PK-GDC , PK-REY , VN-BME
Airworthy: no ex. USAAF serial: 43-15575
Owner: The Lily Stirling Range,
The Lily Stirling Range, Amelup, Australia
Location of the Plane: Location The Lily Stirling Range, Amelup, Australia
Engines: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92


  • 1972: photo of the plane and the crash landing in 1974
  • January 21, 1974 : ran off the runway while landing in a storm and monsoonal rain at Broome, Australia. The undercarriage collapsed and both propellers separated from the engines. It was written off and abandoned painted in the then Ansett/MMA livery with the fake registration VN-BME.
  • 1977: turned into a tourism office
  • 1979: photo at
  • 1995: after its condition deteriorated and taken by road to Jandakot airport, Perth, Australia
  • 2009: photo on Flickr
  • 2012: photo on Flickr
  • servers as a holiday accommodation for guests
  • 2020: photo at
  • 2021: photo on


last change: Dec 11, 2021

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