Northwest Airlines  Douglas DC-4-1009    NC6403                (c/n  43913)


                                           In 1946 Northwest ordered three new "purpose-built" (i.e. vs ex C-54) DC-4s from Douglas.
                                           These were immediately placed into service on the prestigious non stop New York to Chicago
                                           route.  NC6403 was the second of them.  Further DC-4 acquisitions were all of the ex-military
                                           C-54 type (see next entry).    This particular aircraft was sold to Trek Airways in South Africa
                                           in 1958 as ZS-CIG.  It came to grief in a forced landing in the desert near Assiout, Egypt in 1960.