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DC-6 IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Leon Steyn, October 2010

 

 

Although the DC-6 variants were common visitors to Palmietfontein Airport and to Jan Smuts Airport in the early post war years, they were being operated by KLM, PAA, SAS, Sabena, British Caledonian, Alitalia and others. South African Airways did not operate the DC-6 and opted for the Douglas DC-4 and Douglas DC-7B.

 

The only South African DC-6 operators were Avia Air Charter of Wonderboom which briefly operated two from Wonderboom Airport and Interocean Airways which operated from Lanseria Airport.

 

West Air Aviation and Namibian Commercial Aviation utilised DC-6s during the 1990s. Many more DC-6s, not on the South African register frequented local airfields such as Rand Airport and Lanseria Airport for maintenance. Many of these ended up in South Africa.

 


DC-6 IN AFRICA

 

Click on the c/n for photographs and further information pertaining to that aircraft. If the c/n is not coloured blue then no information is available for that airframe. Contributions will be most welcome.

 

The DC-6 aircraft that carried ZS- registrations were:

 

c/n 45201 ZS-MTE Avia Air

c/n 45329 ZS-MUL Avia Air, ZS-XXX South African Airways Museum Society

 

Below is a list of DC-6 and C118 aircraft that have carried African civil or military registrations. The list is sorted by construction number.

 

Click on the c/n to go to the information page for each airframe.

Click on the link under the  www.airliners.net colum to go to the  www.airliners.net page for photos of the aircraft.


c/n

Model

Registrations carried

Notes, location and status where known.

Links to photgraphs on other webites

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Wreck at Dar es Salaam?

43127/133

DC-6

EL-WNH

Derelict at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa. Used for fire training

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=43127/133&distinct_entry=true

43297/213

9Q-CPK

Filair, Kinshasa. Scrapped and broken up 1998

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=43297/213&distinct_entry=true

43557/248

TR-KEA

Wreck at Libreville in Gabon.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=43557&distinct_entry=true

43573/272

C118A

9Q-CGZ

Stored at the SAA Museum Society aircraft park at Rand Airport, Germiston, Johannesburg, South Africa. When powerd up with a GPU all systems "come alive".

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=43573/272&distinct_entry=true

43740/289

DC-6B

9J-AEP
N84AU

Broken up at Lanseria Airport. Was named Baby Shoes . Cockpit section owned by the SAA Museum Society and on loan to SAA Technical at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=43740/289&distinct_entry=true

44119/465

N5119V
SU-ANJ

Pan Am. Egypt Air. United Arab Airlines. Instructional use at Cairo International Airport in Egypt.

http://www.airteamimages.com/douglas-dc-6_SU-ANJ_united-arab-airlines_194159.html

44175/435

N515TY
9Q-CRH

9Q-CRH Air Transport Office (ATO)

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44175/435&distinct_entry=true

44632/569

5Y-BRP

Lokichogio (HKLK) Airport, Kenya.Lokichogio, also Lokichoggio or Lokichokio

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44632/569&distinct_entry=true

44635/573

5Y-SJP

Lokichogio (HKLK) Airport, Kenya. Lokichogio, also Lokichoggio or Lokichokio

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44635/573&distinct_entry=true

44645/594

C-118A

EL-WIL

Scrapped at Rand Airport January 2004 

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44645/594&distinct_entry=true

44664/631

DC-6A

53-3293
V5-NCC
9Q-CZU

Kinshasa, wrecked

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44664/631&distinct_entry=true

44668/635

C-118A

53-3297
V5-WAC

Written off during landing accident, Namibia , without fatalities

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=44668/635&distinct_entry=true

45077/728

DC-6B

9Q-CCM Kinair http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45077/728&distinct_entry=true

45201/805

DC-6A

ZS-MTE
9Q-CMC

Scrapped at Rand Airport January 2004 

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45201/805&distinct_entry=true

45319/907

DC-6B(F)

9Q-CYO

Parked at Rand Airport, Germison, South Africa. Used for educational and recreational purposes involving simulators.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45319/907&distinct_entry=true

45329/853

DC-6B

ZS-MUL
C9-ASR
3D-ASA
3D-ASB
9Q-CJE
ZS-XXX
ZS-MUL

Restored to flying condition for a once off ferry flight on 4 December 2010 as ZS-MUL.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45329/853&distinct_entry=true

45373/862

DC-6A

V5-NCB
9Q-CJR

Wreck at Luzamba in Angola

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45373/862&distinct_entry=true

45523/975

ET-AAX

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45523&distinct_entry=true

45524/994

ET-T-26
ET-AAY

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45524/994&distinct_entry=true

45533/1006

ET-AAZ

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45533/1006&distinct_entry=true

45500/1023

CF-CPC
ET-AGY

At one stage was used for ground instruction at Addis Ababa.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45500/1023&distinct_entry=true

45563/1034

DC-6B

V5-NCF

With Red Bull in Austria

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45563/1034&distinct_entry=true

45564/1040

DC-6B

V5-NCG

Based at Eros Airport, Windhoek, Namibia.

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?cnsearch=45564/1040&distinct_entry=true