On a regular basis people sent me photos, to share their enthusiasm for vintage airliners or to illustrate a question. These photos have been lingering in a scrapbook or a discarded box somewhere and/or probably wouldn't find their way to Online-use or publication. |
To prevent them from getting lost, with permission of the sender, I would like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.
Andrew 'Andy' J. Beebe sent me this image in May 2012, he wrote:
"This is a picture of the RCAF Dakota KJ-936 taken from an after action report of 'Exercise Sweetbriar'. I discovered it while researching the loss of C-54 42-72469 in the Yukon."
Read all about the saga of the C-47 wreck near Snag, Yukon: see my page Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Douglas DC-3 (C-47A c/n 9581) 5H-DAK was seen Nov.2011 by Fred Streep at Zanzibar (ZNZ, Tanzania), taken from a flying Cessna Ce208. See also item below on info regarding IndiGo Air.
Matthew Hague from Ireland wrote me in May 2012 and attached a photo:
See below image provided by Fred Streep:
Received a very nice update by Terry Fletcher on C-53D N134D (c/n 11731) at Zephyrhills,FL
Terry wrote me:
Note the cabindoor is on the righthand side of the aircraft! Someone noticed upon his march 2019 visit that two engines had been slapped on it: the right engine is a PZL and the left is a Wright 1820...! Better looking of course but for the keen eye a bit weird!
Roy in Kentucky wrote me: "Have been working the C-119 N15505 at Ft.Campbell on an off..."
Phil Rademacher sent me this image in April 2012; he wrote:"Here is a new picture I took of Beechcraft UC-45J (C18S) N9561 at the Hawaiian Falls Minigolf Course in Daytona Beach on 25Mar2012; it is still there but received a new paint."
The photo is an update to an item mentioned on Off-Airport Propliners North - America
deHavilland DHC-2 N191Z (c/n 1006); USDA Forest Service (registered since 05Feb1957)
I have opened a webpage dedicated to Rich Hulina's bushplane photography, where you will also find
information on the exquisite photobook he has published, titled 'Bush Flying Captured'.
It features a great many bushplanes, many photographed air-to-air.
Eva Claire van der Ben sent me this photo update of Phoebus Apollo's Carvair, taken at Jo'burg-Rand 02Mar12
See my SA 2020 report for a revisit here!
Jack Spink sent me these photos in March 2012.
"I was lucky enough to get a chance to go for a flight in a Cessna 172 today out of the Wetaskiwin Airport. The terminal for them is opposite (across the flight line and field), from the Reynolds Museum.
Guess what is lying on the grounds of the airport, by the hanger used by the local flight school? YUP, the Invader Reg # C-FCUI !
It is in more pieces now than in your Red Deer photos (2006 + 2007), sadly.
I did not know that the Museum had got this one to do something with and to display it.
I've attached a couple of pictures of the plane I took this afternoon (12Mar12); the plane is now on the other side of the airport, just about as far away from the museum as it is possible to get!"
Dirk sent me these two images, taken on 29Feb2012 at the Spit in Campbell River, B.C. on a nice crispy morning.
I love the light!
History of c/n 711 can also be read on Neil Aird's DHC-2.com website
Sean Barry published this photo on his Facebook page; he'd been involved in an eventful landing..
Aviation Safety Network had following report on C-FBAQ's landing at Yellowknife (05Mar12):
"A Buffalo Airways Lockheed L-188A Electra skidded to halt off the runway at Yellowknife Airport - YZF/CYZF, NWT, after its pilots spent an hour trying unsuccessfully to dislodge the malfunctioning right main landing gear. "
This was published elsewhere:
"Rescue crews were placed on high alert at the Yellowknife Airport on Monday March 5th when a Buffalo Airways plane had to conduct an emergency landing at about 10:45 a.m. due to a landing gear malfunction. According to Department of Transportation spokesperson Earl Blacklock, two attempts were made to loosen the landing gear but both attempts failed.
Following two touch and go tries to loosen the landing gear, the plane made a successful emergency landing.
By noon the aircraft had been towed off the side of the runway and all six people on board are okay. However, the incident led to a number of flight delays, including arrivals from Calgary and Norman Wells."
Frans Truyens sent me these images in Feb.2012 of a famous Dutch design: the Fokker F.27 Friendship.
The above histories were provided by ATDB.aero / www.aerotransport.org
See more of Frans Truyens' Propliners on this website.
Roger Botting sent me these photos taken during a visit to Colombia in 2011; Roger wrote me: "These photos were taken on 01Nov2011; we'd chartered a Columbia Army An-32A that took at us to and from Villavicencio.
It was a great day! We spent about 4 hours on the ramp, we noted about 18 DC3's in various conditions...
HK-4700 and 5 on board perished when it flew against a mountain top on 08May2014
HK- 4292 ex Aerolinas de la Paz, Aerovanguardia now with Aliansa
HK-3350 ex Saep , for years with Arall
Hk-3349 ex Viarco, 'destination unknown' (meaning unclear -Webmaster)
HK-4045 ex Alcom, 'destination unknown' (meaning unclear -Webmaster) - prepared for preservation Jan.2020
HK-3199 ex Aerovanguardia, possibly with Ades
HK-3359 ex Transamazonica, for years with Air Colombia
HK-3215 ex Lacol, Aliansa, being made airworthy by Allas (new outfit)
HK-2663 Arall, being made airworthy again.
Phil Brooks forwarded me these photos by Al Minich, at Pima Air Museum, taken with his phone earlier in Feb.2012. I edited them together to one photo.
Finding out the identities of these C-117 airframes became a challenge.
Al wrote: "This brings new meaning to the name "Goonie Bird". Taken @ Pima Museum, TUS, today (11Feb12)"
Aad van der Voet (www.oldwings.nl) did a thorough research into the identities of some of the planes involved:
Neil Aird's website DHC-2.com might come in handy for the task of identifying the planes involved; the photos certainly show the vast resources among disgarded planes in Arizona's desert. Much better using them for art than scrapping them for tin cans!
Aad van der Voet wrote an update in April 2012:
And here is Douglas C-117D Skytrooper, N105BF / BuNo. 12441 (c/n 43389), also involved in the Boneyard Project it seems: www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1385379
Jurgen Scherbarth wrote me asking for help to identify this Convair CV240 LV-NMB:
I checked with Joe Baugher's excellent website (www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1951.html)
At time of writing (Feb.2012) I found on OldProps Convair Census: "XA-JOU VT-29B 292 - Wreck at Barranquilla, Mexico."
Charles himself wrote:
ALERT, Nunavut Canada - "A good landing is one in which everyone can walk away from the aircraft; this was a GOOD landing. Unfortunately, it was not an excellent landing as the aircraft was not re-usable...
Date: October 1952 - DC4 - USAF"
To find out more about this visit my Gallery Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Ewald Lang sent me some of his old snap shots; more of his photos on my C-119 Information Page (3)
Stewart Lanham sent me this photo in Jan.2012:
Stewart sent below photos taken at Lat Yao, Surasri Army camp, on 26Dec2011
'1984' O-1A Bird Dog c/n 21641 ex 51-4756
6246 UH-1H c/n ex 70-16246
713 C-123K c/n 20162 ex 54-713
010 C-47 c/n 26271 ex 43-49010
Also reported by Stewart:
Jesada Technik Museum Nakhon Chaisi (west of Bangkok, near Nakhon Pathom), on 24th December 2011.
Ger Buskermolen approached me with another mystery, in reference to below photograph of DC-3 N21712:
This Douglas DC-3 was also mentioned on my page Photos by Friends & Guests page 02, see the photos sent by Jim Reed.
C/n 7317 on FAA Registry as N74KW for JHOTI P CHATLANI, from McAllen,TX since 09Sep87 (due to expire 30Sep2012). -Current per 08Feb12.
From the Air-Britain book 'DC-3 The First Seventy Years' (Vol.2 page 355) there is mention:
So it was an airline after all, sort of and short lived...
Anson Chappell wrote me, sending this photo: "I wanted to give you a link to some pictures of DC-4 C-GXKN being transported from Norman Wells NT to Hay River, via barge. The link is HERE.
"I was working in the tower the night C-GXKN caught fire and (barely) made it back to Norman Wells...
GXKN was reported to crash in Norman Wells on your section on GPSH's runway excursion. What actually happened as per the Transportation Safety Board (whose report you link to) was that a fuel line ruptured and caused a fire!
As the fuel shutoff was not on the fire checklist until near the end, the fire burned out of control for an extended period.
When they called 'mayday, we're on fire and turning back to Norman Wells', I was working the radio and looked out the window to see a fireball streaking to the ground about 10 miles away!
Their next call said they were 'going down' and I noted their DF bearing, so I would know where to send a helicopter to check for survivors - I couldn't get firetrucks to the scene as there are no roads.
A minute or so later the pilot called back, out of breath, saying, 'We're going to try to make the airport'.. The fire had extinguished during the dive!
They lost number one & two engine and hydraulics on the left brakes, and all external lights were off.
I barely saw them cross the threshold (it was nighttime). When the captain applied the brakes the plane veered into the snow alongside the runway - as seen in the pictures.
The fire had completely burned through the flaps and elevators on the left side. Another minute or so and the spar would have failed..."
Ron Mak forwarded a request by Michel Anciaux to help to identify this 'mystery Convair':
To exclude this crashed Lan Chile CV340 (serial 301 - tail CC-CLCA) from the above query, I include these photos also sent by Michel Anciaux (acquired though the accident report of the Archivos Nacional ):
Lan Chile bought 4 CV340s in 1960/61, using them on domestic routes - the surviving 3 were sold in 1965.
ATDB provided info that CC-CLCA was destroyed at Vallenar, Chile
Aviation Safety Network (ASN; see report) identified CC-C-LCA as CV340 c/n 136 written off 07May1962
Tailnumber of this aircraft is also referred to as CC-C-LCA
The ASN report showed no fatalities among 5 crew & 25 passengers;
the cause was a forced landing after an engine failure and found the propeller failed to feather.
Roger Botting wrote me in Nov.2011: "Taken at the Museo Del Transporte in Caracas last month.."
"And a few shots taken at the Museo Aeronautico De La Fuerza Area Venezuela in Maracay, also Nov.2011":
John Olafson did me the pleasure of reporting from Kelowna on 25Jan12:
"I have read your very detailed and thorough account of the CL-66 aircraft and find it quite fascinating. I was happy to read a while ago that the remaining aircraft were bought by Kelowna Flightcraft and would eventually be brought to Kelowna.
I saw these two on the ramp late last fall and then today I was back to take my wife to the Kelowna airport for a flight to Vancouver and thought I should go and have a look at them. Got as close as the chain link fence would allow and took this photo."
"It is sad to see them looking like! When I was in the RCAF, so many years ago, I remember they were immaculately maintained and recall one of them was assigned to the Air Officer Commanding, Air Defence Command in St Hubert Quebec.
It was a beautiful sight as it took to the air on a sunny day!"
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