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C/N 10640

Douglas C-54D-1-DC c/n 10640

42-72535 Douglas C-54D-1-DC Skymaster United States Air Force USAF
RAF KL982 (?).
To 91997 Douglas R5D-3 United States Navy (?)
To civil registry as N4043A for Americada Corporation in 1958.
To Golden State Airlines (Holiday Airlines) in 1958
Leased to Slick Airways 1 July 1959, returned June 1960.
To Seefahrt-U-Transportinteressen GmbH 9 April 1962 and registered as D-AMAX.
To Malta Metropolitan June 1963 as VP-MAA.
To Autair International Airways January 1965 and registered as G-ASZT.
To Rhodesian Air Services 15 August 1965 and registered as VP-YYR.
To Air Trans Africa in January 1966 as 9J-RBL.
To Autair International Airways again on 9 March 1966, registered as G-ASZT and leased to Invicta Airways 2 April 1966.
To Aero Service Africa 15 May 1969 as TN-ABC.
To LINA Congo 23 October 1968. (Lignes Nationales Aériennes Congolaises, also known as Lina Congo)
To SOACO September 1974 and registered TR-LTJ. (Société Anonyme de Construction)
To INCO International January 1977. (INCO Internationalernational)
To Air Affaires Gabon in 1979.
WFU and stored at Libreville, Gabon.
To Kinair Cargo in 1984 and registered as 9Q-CAG.

DBR (damage beyond repair) due to engine fire at N'Djili, Kinshasa, Zaire, 7 January 1987.

c/n 10640
Air Trans Africa
Luton Airport circa 1964/65
Photograph: Dave Welch