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FS2002 Mandated Airlines Douglas DC-3, registration VH-MAL. This aircraft was previously 'Betsy', the founding aircraft of Cathay Pacific Airways. Here she is in the colors of Mandated Air Lines of Papua New Guinea, registration VH-MAL, 1955-1963. The thumbnail shows her as at 15 September 1960, when her co-pilot mistook the Captain's raised thumb on the starboard throttle as a signal to raise the gear. She came to an inglorious halt 2700 feet from the start of her take-off run, severely damaged. Based on Jan Visser's DC3 model for FS2K, updated for FS2002, this model includes transparent cabin windows, nightlighting, lit 3D interior with opening passenger door, boarding ladder and other details. Includes FS2002 lights fix by Paul Pridmore. Default panel and sound. Repaint by Mark Beaumont.