Middle East and Central Asia
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Photo © Gordon Stretch, 04Apr06.
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This former Syrian Air aircraft is now on display in the Magic World amusement park in the suburbs of Aleppo and next to the main highway to Damascus. It was reported as being written off in a landing accident at Damascus Airport on 2 October 1964.
The history after 1964 remains undocumented sofar, details welcomed.
I came across this photo on www.flickr.com, a portfolio by M. Bukhari; it concerns C-47 AP-AAF (c/n 4562, formerly 41-18470, NC74595, VT-CIG, VT-CPF) at the Shangri-La Resort, Skardu, Pakistan.
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Here is his text and an added comment:
"This is a DC-3 aircraft at Shangrila Lake. It was owned by M/s. Orient Liners. About 30 years back, this plane had to crash land in Indus River due to one engine getting out of order, three minutes after it took off from Skardu Airport. All crew members and pessangers were safe. Later on, the owner of Shangrila Resourte (an Ex-Army Brig. purchased this, and managed to transport it to this place which is about 2-3 km away from the place where it crash landed. Now this plan serves as Coffee Shop for the tourists staying/visiting at Shangrila Tourist Resorts, near Skardu."
The photo has no date.
This link has a 2002 photo and offers the following additional info: http://www.pbase.com/image/3910661