c/n 636

JZ-PAB prior to delivery  in 1954
 Bombardier- de Havilland Canada  ©  Photo: 1121A - Aird Archives
 Bombardier- de Havilland Canada  ©  Photo: 1121_1154 - Aird Archives
The sadly very short lived JZ-PAB in action.
Photo: Unknown photographer © DHC (Print 5695) - Aird Archives
JZ-PAB beside PH-LDP Lockheed L-749A (2638) of KLM.
Photo: DHC © Print 6349 - Aird Archives

c/n 636

JZ-PAB

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JZ-PAB Netherlands Nieuw Guineaanse Luchtvaart Maatschappij (NNGLM)/Netherlands Government). Netherlands New Guinea Airlines. Delivered 02-Sep-1954. Regd 14-Jul-1955. Canx Jul-1957.

JZ-PAB De Kroonduif (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines). Regd Jul-1957.

Accident: Merauke, Indonesia. 16-Nov-1957. The aircraft crashed on a beach whilst on a coastal survey using experimental Decca Equipment. Whilst flying low over a beach the aircraft’s starboard wing hit a crooked growing palm tree. After the wing broke off, aircraft hit the ground so hard that the engine was ripped off and partially crushed the cockpit. Pilot, co-pilot and two passengers killed. Aircraft written off. (landplane configuration)

JZ-PAB Deleted after accident Nov-1957.

Fate Unknown

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