This Douglas DC-6B, or what is left of it, survives in a disco in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. |
Christian Amado allowed me the use of this photo here, for a larger photo go to Airliners.net.
HI-474CT (cn 43529) is Ex TRADO/Trans Dominican Airways and was transferred from Santo Domingo in 1994 and has been put in the limelight in Disco DC6 in the Hotel Iberostar Dominicana (Punta Cana).
|This Fairchild C-123 Provider has found a home in Costa Rica, at hotel Costa Verde|
Photo © Jesus Vazquez Basilio - click on photo for a link to larger size image on MyAviation.net. Published with permission. |
Caption: XPT-1-06 This airplane this located in the park Tangamanga I of San Luis Potosi
Alfonso Flores wrote (apr.2006): "This airplane was impounded in early 1980s near San Luis Potosi, it transported contraband. Then
it was donated to Tangamanga Park. Unfortunately I can´t identify it because no c/n reference is available and the cockpit area its closed; possibly the plate may survived remain there.".
See also my page Plane Mysteries in Mexico, which has this DC-3 in two other liveries!
Michael Prophet supplied this photo of a NAMC YS-11 (published with permission), taken in Aug.2004 |
Michael wrote: "P4-YSA (c/n 2131) can be found on the island of Curacao, on the other side of the island from where the airport is, at Super Club Breezes, restaurant/bar (road: Koraalspechtweg) and it may look different now (with an exotic coat of paint)."
Arjen Burgart sent me a photo taken in June 2010, which shows a bit of paint and titles added. See Photos by Friends and Guests (25).
Stef Slavujevic sent me this image in July 2011 (no date to the photo though):
Paul Koopman took these photos on 06Sep14:
Matthew Anderson sent this photo, made by his friend Janet (2009):
Rolf Keller brought me up to date with these images. The exif data shows the date as 27Jan2015.
"Welcome to Philipsburg, St.Maarten"
Another image, dated 23Feb15, was sent to me by Phil Brooks (also reporting the establishment appeared closed). See Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
Dirk Septer wrote in March 2015: "the fuselage has been repainted at least twice since 2007; it is open and that on several occasions I've had some of the best Bami Goreng, Krupuk and the works there. And yes, they also serve Heineken!"
In Oct.2016 Dirk sent me another update:
Michael Prophet photographed this B-25J Mitchell bomber in March 2006 and provided the follwoig information: FAB542, static display since 1983, ex Fuerza Aerea Boliviano; parked on Plaza Cap W Arce, Cochabamba,Bolivia. Photos © Michael S. Prophet.
A.Avrane of ATDB (online database) offered the following info:
Vito Alexandre Cedrini took it from here: "This is a true DC-3, to be exact a DC-3-277C (c/n 2248), note
the right hand door!
Charlie Pyles shed a different light on the above DC-3 once being NC15592:
Seems it was rebuild after all (at time of accident there wasn't yet a susplus of DC-3 airliners); this email exchange was done on Air-Britain's ABIX forum:
According to the CAB accident report, the wreck was indeed moved to American's
Thank you for completing the circle. Do not need the accident report; and,
as Petur noted previously c/n 2248 served with American for a further eight
Vito Cedrini sent some images of PT-BFU from his archives, see Photos by Friends & Guests (25)
PT-BFU came up on my Q&A-page, in Feb.2016, when looking for identities of DC-3 remaining at Forteleza; PT-BFU at on time was such a resident, but was obviously dismissed as per the above. I copy some of the information as it includes a fairly recent sighting:
| Photos of C-47A PP-YPU at Canarana,Brasil; courtesy Jones Cesar Dalazen.
For information see my page Photos by Friends & Guests, page 12
This image by André Bonacin was published on www.panoramio.com, which links images to locations on Google Earth.
Details of this photo are listed as Cine Avião JK (Vickers Viscount 701 - PP-SRJ, c/n 15) - Araçariguama, SP, Brasil.
| Klaus Hoppe sent me this photo of airliner-turned-restaurant:
Klaus wrote me the following in March 2011:
I found the following information, and here is more on Airliners.net