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Derelict DC-3 at Air India offices BOM - 1980s

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Derelict DC-3 at Air India offices BOM - 1980s Reply with quote

I was looking for info / pics of a particular DC-3 that was derelict at BOM in the 1980s. She was not amongst those parked near the hangars, but rather between two buildings at the Air India offices in Kalina.
I recall seeing her often when I used to accompany my father to the IPG and flight scheduling offices in the early / mid 1980s, and always wondered why she was parked between two admin buildings.
Would anyone know which aircraft I am referring to - or have pictures ?

I did come find some info on the other DC-3s at BOM around the same time period, in the book "Mumbai Airports Through Time" by Sean DSilva and Jimmy Wadia. Here are scans from the book.















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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, three cheers for Mr. Jimmy Wadia and our own Sean for a wonderfully crafted book. VT-DIB looks interesting as a C-54, a military version of the DC-4. I wonder if there are pictures of the same type operating under an Indian registration.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sumantra is right. The first pic is a DC-4. It must be one of the ex-IC ones. I would love to know how it landed up at BOM, as all of IC's DC-4s were based at CCU and were used for operating Calcutta - Port Blair flights.

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I wonder if there are pictures of the same type operating under an Indian registration.







As for the daks, both VT-CTV (NAA) and VT-CGR (NRSA) were operational right till the early 1990s. CTV was used as a runway calibration aircraft, and CGR for remote sensing activities.

VT-CTV is sadly, rotting away in DEL. This is a picture taken in 2006. Wonder what state it is in now.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides the one I was looking for, there used to be another yellow colored DC-3 parked near the hangars at the old airport. Haven't found a pic of her either.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
Besides the one I was looking for, there used to be another yellow colored DC-3 parked near the hangars at the old airport. Haven't found a pic of her either.


There is a yellow colored Dak at Delhi airport.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="himmat01"]There is a yellow colored Dak at Delhi airport.[/quote]...and one of the two ultra rare VIP-configured Tu-124Ks in India, a lovingly restored Caribou there, since there is no space in the IAF museum's current location. The Il-14 VIP plane had been taken outside for a while, but I do not know of its current whereabouts.
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