Williamson Diamond Mines

Has Operated from 1940 to Present

Country of Origin – Tanzania

Founder/Director – Dr. John Williamson

As one of Tanzania’s largest and most productive diamond mines, a certain number of aircraft were needed to move workers, staff and equipment around the country and sometimes even further afield. The company itself possessed a small number of C-47s, although it was its sole DC-4 that continued to retain its long historical attachment to SEN. Having been passed over for conversion to a Carvair thanks primarily to its DC-4 rather than the preferred C-54 construction, former BUA stalwart G-AOXK would eventually find herself being handed over to Aviation Traders and in July 1963 she departed Southend for African climes as 5H-AAH. Needless to say, over the next few years this DC-4 would continue to return to SEN for regular checks, overhauls and maintenance with her last recorded visit taking place on September 15th 1967.

 

Williamson Diamond Mine fleet from 1963 to 1967

Douglas DC-4

5H-AAH* – 7/63 to 3/77

Sold in the U.S as N39430

 

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