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A-4N Skyhawk

Surprise visitors during the 2001 Malta Airshow arrivals day (although late in the evening) were the following ex-Israeli A-4 Skyhawks. One of the aircraft went unserviceable after landing, and ended up on static display line of the airshow. All three aircraft were on delivery to the Advanced Training Systems Inc., US.


SERIAL COUNTRY ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES
N262WL U.S.A. 21.09.01 26.09.01 c/n 14465, Bu 159545, Ex-Israeli AF 744. Surprise visitors during the 2001 Malta Airshow arrivals day (although late in the evening) were the following ex-Israeli A-4 Skyhawks. One of the aircraft went unserviceable after landing, and ended up on static display line of the airshow. All three aircraft were on delivery to the Advanced Training Systems Inc., US.
N263WL U.S.A. 21.09.01 26.09.01 c/n 14443, Bu 159523, Israeli AF 344. Destroyed on 10.05.03 after impact with the Great Salt Lake near Salt Lake City following a loss of engine power.
N251WL U.S.A. 21.09.01 26.09.01 c/n 13566, Bu 153500, Israeli AF 748.

        
 

C-47

The following C-47s were on delivery to the Dutch East Indies Forces in Batavia, today’s Jakarta, Indonesia.

TYPE SERIAL C/N ARRIVED DEPARTED NOTES HISTORY
C-47 DT-972   03.04.46 04.04.46 Landed at 18:19, departing at 08:00 .  
C-47A-80-DL DT-975 19623 07.04.46 08.04.46 Landed at 18:00, departed at 03:15. 43-15157 D15Feb44 - 8 AF 18Mar44 - 9 AF 25Apr44 - 43 TCS (Sep44) - ATCO 14May45 - Morrison 07Nov45 - RFC Bush D07Nov45 - DT-975NHRCQ RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCQ KNILM 17Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDF Rr 100ct56 - Zamrud - PK-OAZ Philips Petroleum R29Sep70 -Airfast Services (Nov71)- PT Airfast (1978)- PT Safari Air -Airfast Services (Dec81) -Active 1995 - Std Jakarta-Halim (Apr99-Aug05).
C-47A-80-DL DT-976 19611 25.04.46 27.04.46 Landed at 18:50, departed 05:58. 43-15145 D10Feb44 - 8AF 11Mar44 - 9AF 61 TCG -48 TCS (Sep44) -ATCO 14May45 - Morrison 28Sep45 - RFC Bush 08Nov45 - DT-976NHRCR RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCR KLM 10Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOG Rr 07 Jul56 - Wfu spares.
C-47A-25-DK DT-977 13639 10.04.46 11.04.46 Landed at 16:51, departed at 08:09. This aircraft was listed as belonging to the Dutch East Indian Govt., rather than the Netherlands Govt like the others. 42-93698 D17Jun44 - 9 AF 10Jul44 - 315 TCG (Sep44) - ATCO 14May45 - Morrison - RFC Bush 22Sep45 - DT-977NHRCT RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCT KNILM 09Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDH Rr 04Jul56 - Acft Polytechnic Sch 10Jan73.
C-47A-80-DL DT-978 19672 28.04.46 29.04.46 Landed at 18:28, departed at 18:16. 43-15206 D18Feb44 - 8 AF 11Apr44 - 9 AF 12Apr44 - 34 TCS (Sep44) - Morrison 25Sep45 - RFC Bush 25Sep45 - DT-978NHRCU RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCU KNILM 28Nov47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDI Rr 1956 - Cr 24Jan61 Mt Burangrang, 12m NW of Bandung, Java.
C-47A-80-DL DT-979 19844 25.04.46 27.04.46 Landed at 18:20, departed at 06:30. Nothing in Custom files 12 or 19 to explain the 48-hour layover. 43-15378 D16Mar44 - Algiers 17Apr44 - 9 AF 10 TCS (Jul44) - Morrison 25Sep45 - RFC Bush 26Sep45 - DT-979NHRCV RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCV KNILM 26Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian AJW 28Dec49 - PK-GDK Rr 07Aug56 - PN Merpati Nusantara 22Nov69 - PK-ZDI Zamrud Avn Aug70 to 1972 - Derelict Denpasar Dec73 - Wfu and partly cannibalised (Feb78)- Canx.
C-47A-80-DK DT-980 12933 20.04.46 21.04.46 Landed at 17:15, departed at 07:59. 42-93063 D04Apr44 - 8 AF 22Apr44 - 9 AF 02May44 - 34 TCS (Sep44) -ATCO 14May45 - Morrison - RFC Bush 05Nov45 - DT-980NHRCW RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCW KNILM 240ct47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDL Rr 01Jul56 - (1972) - Wfu - Merpati Nusantara?
C-47A-65-DL DT982 19005 19.10.46 20.10.46 Landed at 16:24, departed at 08:10. 42-100542 D280ct43 - 8 AF 15Jan44 - 9 AF - 80 TCS (Aug44 - Dec44) - Hunter 19Jul45 -Alliance 25Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge D220ct45 - DT-982/VHRCZ RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-471 NEIAF - PK-DBA KNILM 01Aug47 - PK-DPB Rr01Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian 01Jan50 - Cr 17Nov50 Sourabaya, Perak.
C-47A-70-DL DT984 19279 07.11.46 07.11.46 Same day departure, arriving at 10:55, leaving at 11:55. 42-100816 016Dec43 - 438 TCG - 8 AF 20Feb44 - Bradley 08Aug45 - Marfa 22Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 05Nov45 - DT-984/VHRCB RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-473 NEIAF - PK-DBC KNILM 24Sep47 - PK-DPD Rr29Sep47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 01Jan50 - Cr 25Nov54 Djambi.
C-47A-80-DL DT988 19658 27.11.46 28.11.46 Afternoon arrival at 14:00, taking off at 09:20. 43-15192 017Feb44 - 8 AF 30Mar44 - 9 AF 77 TCS (Dec44) - Hunter 05Jul45 - S Bernardino 06Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 27Nov45 - DT-988/VHRCF RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-477 NEIAF - PK-DBG KNILM - PK-DPH KNILM R06Nov47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK -GDW Rr 07Jul56 - Merpati Nusantara O 1 Dec69 – PK-NDL Rr 11 Feb 70 (to Dec 77) - N LR.
C-47A-25-DL DT987 13535 28.10.46 29.10.46 Landed at 20:40, departed at 08:30. 42-93605 D06Jun44 - 9 AF 16Jul44 - 3 Path. Sq (Dec44) - 87 TCS 30May45 - Bradley 05Aug45 - Kellogg 05Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 300ct45 - DT-987/VHRCE RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-476 Neth Ind AF - PK-DPG KNILM 01Aug47 - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOV Rr 1956 - Cr 24Dec59 Talang Suak, nr Palernbanq, Indonesia.
C-47A-25-DL DT989 13766 16.11.46 17.11.46 Landed at 19:05, departed at 08:02. 42-93813 D29Jun44 - 9 AF 30Jul44 - Hunter 03Jul45 - S Bernardino 05Jul45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 18Nov45 - DT-989/VHRCG RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCG KLM 01Aug47 - Nl-478 NEIAF - PK-DBH KNILM 240ct47 - PK-DPI Rr - Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDX Rr Aug56 - PN Merpati. Nusantara - PK-NDJ Rr 11 Feb70 - T-477 AURI 13Jul70. [There are discrepancies here as T-477 was noted in 1957/59].
C-47A-20-DK DT990 13052 22.12.46 22.12.46 Another same day arrival/departure, staying between 00:55-10:00. 42-93170 D18Apr44 - Baer 18May44 - Bergstrom 31May44 - Morrison 09Jan45 - Baer 27Mar45 - Kellogg 17 Aug45 - RFC Walnut Ridge 260ct45 - DT-990/VHRCH RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - PK-RCH KNILM 14Aug47 - Nl-479 - PK-DPJ Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GOY Rr13Jul56 - Cr 05Feb61 Masalembo Is, Surabaya, Indonesia.
C-47A-10-DK DT991 12514 11.12.46 11.12.46 A two-hour stop over between 13:33-15:40. 42-92686 D 13F eb44 - Algiers 14Apr44 - 12 AF Italy 60 TCG 21 Apr44 - Morrison - RFC Bush 01 Oct45 - Netherlands Purch. Comm., New York, NY 29Jan46 - DT-991/VHRCI RAAF (NEI) 19 Sq - Nl-480 - PK-RCI KLM Inter Insular Bedriff 02Jan48 - T-491 AURI - PK-DPK Garuda Indonesian A/W 28Dec49 - PK-GDZ Rr 19Jan57 - Cr 29Dec61 en route Soerabaja, Sumatra.

        
 
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