The aircraft was manufactured at the turn of 1973/74 under serial number S / N 73-00878 and deployed by the South Vietnamese side from June 1974. Until April 1975, when it apparently became the prey of North Vietnamese soldiers, it flew 153 h 30 min.
Built in 1937 this DC-3 was stored at Kbely for many years. First in its original markings as N143J, later falsely marked as OK-SDM. From 2019 on it represents a Dakota of the Czechoslovak AF, marked 'D-21' of Leteckého Depravního Pluku (Air transport R