Built by de Havilland Canada in Toronto, Canada. Constructors Number 147. This Caribou was one of the first three aircraft ferried from Toronto to Australia. During the 97 hour ferry flight, this aircraft suffered a long range fuel tank.
On March 12, 1964 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as
DHC-4 Caribou Serial Number A4-147. On April 22, 1964 arrived at RAAF Richmond and assigned to 2 Air Depot (2 AD).
To 86 Wing 30/04/64.
At 35 Sqn 12/05/66.
At 38 Sqn 12/06/67.
To De Havilland Bankstown 11/67.
To 38 Sqn 24/01/68.
Crashed 06/10/68 during landing Tapini PNG.
The aircraft was converted to spares.
Was with 38 Sqn as a Field Training Simulator/Training Aid
ADF Serials - De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou A4-147
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile
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December 24, 2018