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A Pacific Western Airline DC-6 aircraft.The Douglas DC-6 and DC-6B were developed as the first airliners capable of flying around the world. The aircraft was a significant improvement over all earlier versions of the DC planes, and was able to accommodate three crewmembers and carry between 52 to 102 passengers.

A Pacific Western Aircraft.On 15 February 1946, the DC-6 made its first flight and proved its capabilities. The aircraft then went into production for eleven years, producing 704 planes. Canadian Pacific Air Lines was one of the aircraft’s buyers.

The Douglas DC-6 remained in service with several small airlines up to the end of the 1990s.


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