10 Unknown Facts on Biju Patnaik Dakota aircraft

Let us know the 10 Unknown Facts on Biju Patnaik Dakota aircraft. In the past two years, attempts have been made to transport the aircraft to Odisha, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the plan to be put on hold and now that aircraft will then be carried to Odisha.

Biju Patnaik Dakota aircraft

  1. Former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik is an Indian politician, aviator and businessman who uses Dakota aircraft.
  2. Before Biju Patnaik entered active politics, he was the founder and CEO of Kalinga Airlines, which was headquartered in Calcutta.
  3. The aircraft bearing registration No. W-AU1 belonged to erstwhile Kalinga Airlines founded by Biju Patnaik.
  4. In addition to that, he served in the Royal Indian Air Force during the time that India was under British rule.
  5. The Dakota (DC-3) VT-AUI aircraft is about 64 feet and 8 inches long, with its wings stretching to 95 feet.
  6. According to historian he used this plane to rescue the then prime minister of Indonesia Sutan Sjahrir in 1947.
  7. Biju Patnaik was an experienced pilot who was known for accepting dangerous missions. He covertly transported Indian freedom fighters from one place to another using his private aircraft.
  8. The aircraft that was utilised by Biju Patnaik, a Dakota, which had been sitting in a deteriorated condition at the airport in Kolkata for decades, was finally repaired.
  9. At the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata on Wednesday, a technical team will begin disassembling the aircraft, and it will then be carried to Odisha by road.
  10. At Bhubaneswar international airport the aircraft will be parked in a specific location.
Biju Patnaik Dakota aircraft

Biju Patnaik Dakota aircraft

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