A67-3


Type: L-18-56 Lodestar C-60A-5-LO
MSN: 2536
Previous Identities: 42-56043
Subsequent Identities: VHRAC (callsign)
ZK-AOT
N4634V

History:

To United States Army Air Force (USAAF) as C-60A-5-LO serial 42-56043
24JUL43 Delivered ex Lockheed. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
11AUG43 Arrived Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
15AUG43 Departed Long Beach. (Source: MAC Air Case 200. NAA via Gordon Birkett)
23AUG43 To RAAF as A67-3
Allocated callsign VHRAC
31JAN47 Sold to NZNAC
28APR47 Registered ZK-AOT. Named "Korohia" (New Zealand Thrush)
26SEP47 Struck off charge by RAAF
15JUN48 Departed Whenuapai for New Plymouth with 8 passengers but returned with undercarriage problems. The aircraft circled for 1 hr 35 min and landed safely. (Commander W.B. Mackley & First Officer G.G. Barnett). (Source: "NAC The Illustrated History" by Waugh, Layne and McConnell)
15MAY50 Inaugurated NAC services in Northland replacing the final L-10 Electra ZK-AFD. (Source: "NAC The Illustrated History" by Waugh, Layne and McConnell)
Sold to Northrop Aircraft Corp as N4634V
Sold to W.L. Hartman as N4634V
Sold to Tom's Auto Sales, Rockford, Illinois as N4634V
Sold to Tropical Air Transport as N4634V
Sold to Trans Aero Systems, Miami as N4634V
77 Removed from USCR by 1977


Issue Date Remarks
5 01APR16
Refreshed page layout with no change to data.
4 19SEP15
Added details of an undercarriage incident on 15JUN48.
3 24JUN06
Added delivery details thanks to Gordon Birkett.
2 16APR99 -





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