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AP-ACZ Registration Details

Registration:   AP-ACZ
Certificate of Registration Number:   79
Registration Date:   October 1948
Operator/Owner:   Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Aircraft Type:   Douglas C-47B-40-DK Skytrain
Construction Number:   16813
Line Number:   33561
Year Built:   1945
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Fate:   Crashed February 25, 1956
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Additional Remarks:   Construction number 16813, line number 33561, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), serial number 44-77229, delivery June 27, 1945. To Royal Air Force (RAF) as Dakota IV, KP259, Montreal, June 28, 1945. To United Kingdom (UK) July 9, 1945. 46 Squadron, August 10, 1945. To Air Command South East Asia (ACSEA) September 27, 1945. To United States of America (USA) overseas disposals Foreign Liquidation Commission (FLC) or returned to USAAF on November 27, 1947. Registered in Pakistan as AP-ACZ for Orient Airways in October 1948. Transferred to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on March 1, 1955. Flown by PIA with designation Douglas DC-3 Dakota. On February 25, 1956, AP-ACZ was operating cargo flight from Gilgit to Rawalpindi when it crashed into Lash Golath Mountain (Talkote). All three people aboard the aircraft died in this accident. Registration AP-ACZ removed from Pakistan Aircraft Register on September 3, 1956.




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