VH-MAT  Douglas DC-3CS1C3G                                (c/n 13340)


                                        VH-MAT was the previous VH-TAU of TAA.    It was sold to Mandated Airlines in January 1960
                                        and re-registered VH-MAT in November of that year.   It is seen above at Lae, PNG circa 1966 in
                                        this photo by Allan Bovelt.  In 1973 it went to Air Niugini and re-registered P2-MAT, then later as
                                        P2-ANZ.    It was slated to have been saved in a museum at Lae, but this did not materialize and the
                                        final disposition of the airframe is unknown.