Douglas DC-3C – c/n 15540

With Channel from May 1961 to May 1963

This DC-3 was delivered from Heathrow to Southend via Ipswich on May 26th 1961. It would be almost a month before she would make her first trip for Channel which was a flight between Southend and Ostend on June 22nd. During the ’61 season she would fly mostly between Portsmouth-Shoreham-Jersey or Paris. In late October, she was temporarily removed for service during the winter and reactivated again in February 1962, returning once more to the Portsmouth routes. A rail strike in October called for much of the Channel fleet (including November Kilo) to haul mail and papers for several days between Gatwick and Swansea. As with the previous winter, she was removed from operations and remained stored until the early spring of ’63. However, with the arrival of a number of Viscounts, her season would not last long and on May 15th she flew her final service for the airline between Ostend and Southend. She was then stored at SEN before being scrapped for spares, sometime around December 1963.


History of G-AGNK

1/45 to 2/45

Royal Air Force as KK206

2/45 to 7/49


(Conv from C-47 to DC-3)

7/49 to 4/51

Sivewright Airways

4/51 to 5/61


5/61 to 5/63

Channel Airways


WFU 5/63 and B/U circa 12/63


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