VT-ATZ  Douglas DC-3                           (c/n  13689)


                                         This image. from the album of Ben Manuel's grandfather (at extreme right) was taken at Katmandu,
                                         Nepal, in 1960.    By that time all Air-India aircraft had been rebranded Indian Airlines.    VT-ATZ
                                         was a former C-47A-25-DK Skytrain, serial  42-93743, civilianized in the mid 1940s for Air-India
                                         and then to Indian Airlines Corporation in 1955.      By the time this nationalized concern had taken
                                         over the eight privately-owned companies, it operated no fewer than 74 DC-3s.   This one was sold
                                         shortly after this shot was taken to Jamair, a private concern which was not nationalized into Indian
                                         Airlines and continued to fly until at least 1977. . The ultimate fate of -ATZ is unknown.