Darwin Aviation Museum-20

De Havillland DH104 “Dove” registered to the Portuguese Government and operated by the Transportes Aeros de Timor (Timor Air Transport). Originally based at Dili, this aircraft provided regular passenger, mail and cargo service throughout Timor and to Darwin. In October 1975, just before the Indonesian invasion of Timor the following month, the aircraft flew to Darwin. It was admitted as an ‘aircraft in transit’ but was subsequently declared an illegal import and impounded after the Indonesian invasion before finally being donated to the museum by the Portuguese Government in 1978. Photo: Julian Tennant

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