PP-AXL Douglas DC-3
photograph in the "better than nothing" category. This
aircraft had had an interesting
before it joined Aerovias. As a former C-47A-90-DL it was
civilianized as NC69329
before going to Cuba
as CU-T-104. It was then repatriated stateside as N1696M before
corporate owner in Brazil as PP-XEE. Aerovias acquired it
in 1954 and flew it until Varig took
airline, whereupon it was one of the few Real-Aerovias DC-3s to be
added to their asset
register. It was
broken up/scrapped at Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo in September 1969.
Bernsmuller provides a shot of it
(below) in Varig markings at Congonhas in August 1967.