This page will double for
both -AVK and -AXE. Incidentally, the DC-4 on the far left is
Named "Espirito Santo"
Like PP-AVJ, this was built as a C-53-DO. USAAF
serial was 42-6458.
After WW II it went to TACA as TI-71 and was then transferred to
vias Brasil in
It was absorbed into the REAL-Aerovias Brasil fleet in 1954 but did not
to VARIG when they
REAL. Instead it was sold to the Gov do Estado do Parana
of Parana) as PP-EDL.. In the 1970s it went to a
travel club as PT-KVP and wound up
with Master Aerotaxi, still
same registration. It was reputed to have been withdrawn from
following a wheels up landing at Costa Rica in the State of Mato Grosso
whilst possibly on a
clandestine drug smuggling operation.
c/n 12356. Named "Alagoas".
Built as C-47A-5-DK ostensibly as 42-93544 but
seconded to the RAF as
Dakota III KG349. Acquired by Empressa do Transportes Aereo
(TABA) in 1949 as
PP-ACB. Purchased by Aerovias Brasil in 1952 and re-registered
Prior to the take-over by VARIG, Aerovias sold this DC-3 to the
FAB (Brazilian Air Force) where
it became FAB2076 (who
would have classified it as a C-47A). Recivilianized
again in the 1970s
Written off in a crash at Carlos Prates
Airport (today used only for light general aviation)
Belo Horizonte on
7 Oct 1978.