Douglas DC-3CG202A 'Pengana'
This was the former VH-INA. The reason for the
re-registering of this aircraft, in 1957, to
VH-INI is not entirely clear. My evocative shot shows it taxiing
out at Essendon one bright
day with a full load for Hobart, Tasmania. With the
take-over by Ansett it went
the Ansett-ANA fleet and later did a stint with Butler Airlines, having
Transport Industries to 'Viewmaster' configuration, as the shot by
shows. It was then transferred to Airlines of NSW and on 12 Dec
1960 it departed
for a pilot training flight. It never returned. Bits and
pieces were found floating in the
Tasman Sea off
Sydney Heads. The cause of the accident has never been determined.