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Douglas DC-2-142 c/n 1404 with the official U.S. registration NC39165 but with the paint scheme of Dutch KLM DC-2 PH-AJU "Uiver" ("Stork") at Leeuwarden airbase in The Netherlands (EHLE) during the Open Days of the Dutch air force on 17 September 2011. The original PH-AJU became second in the air race from London to Melbourne in October 1934 behind D.H. 88 Comet G-ACSS and won the handicap section. But it crashed on its first regular flight to the Dutch East Indies colony (now Indonesia) just two months later. In 1983 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines leased the DC-2 NC39165 of American collector Colgate Darden for a flight to Australia to commemorate the Great Air Race of 1934. In 1999 the aircraft was bought by the Aviodome museum at Schiphol airport (now Aviodome museum at Lelystad airport) and was ferried to the Netherlands by air. The aircraft is still airworthy, as one of the few still existing DC-2s.
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See more images of the Aviodrome DC-2 "Uiver"
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See more aircraft of the Aviodrome museum based at Lelystad airport
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Historic Flight images of the original Uiver and recent images of the Aviodrome Uiver
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