PP-VAN de Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide
By 1942 VARIG decided it had better seek
equipment sources outside of what had become the
block, and this Rapide was the first attempt to do that.
Strangely, a surprising number of
found their way to South America. This aircraft had been acquired
from Cia Fabril de
was used on local routes within the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
It carried the name
"Chui". It was later
sold to the Organizacao Mineira de Transportes Aereos (O.M.T.A.) as
was broken up during the 1950s at Belo Horizonte.