VH-BZL  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                (c/n   13606)


                                  VH-BZL 'Ansaga'  on the ramp at Essendon in 1954.    Ex VH-AML, VH-RML, this aircraft
                                  was built as a C-47A-25-DK (42-93669) and converted to civilian standard for Ansett in 1946.
                                  It was sold in Nigeria as VR-NCN in 1957 shortly after it had been repainted in the 'Braniff-style'
                                  livery (below).            At the foot of the page is a rare shot from the archives of the Civil Aviation
                                  Historical Society showing -BZL in original Ansett livery disembarking passengers at  Hamilton,
                                  Victoria, circa late 1940s.