Re: Don't forget the DC3
In the 1970s a DC3 on an internal flight in South Africa crash-landed in the sea near a beach. One of the passengers said they were a bit apprehensive before take-off when the pilot asked them to give him a hand to straighten a propeller.
Older artefacts tend to be preserved longer in working order as their technology is relatively simple. Parts can generally be repaired or replaced economically.