| Sigurjón Valsson wrote:
Here is the picture of the CL-44 that I took in Brazza. I flew into this place at the begining of the month for the first time, and was really surprised to find a complete CL-44 sitting there.
I did not have much of a change to look it over, however, when we were taxiing in, but I could see it was standing on its gear with all engines and props attached and looked in quiet good nick!
Interesting to know, what it is, and more importantly, who owns it."
It would seem a Canadair CL-44 survives at Brazzaville (Dem. Rep. of Congo)! This photo was taken on 08Feb08 and published on the Planetalk forum.
General consensus seems to be that this is CL-44D4-2 TN-235 (c/n 37, formerly N1001T - G-AZKJ - G-BRED - N106BB - EL-AMC - 7Q-YMS). The hinges indicate this is a Canadair Swingtail, not a Canadair Yukon.
But TN-235 was 'written off' as 'damaged beyond economic repair' by explosions on the airport of Kinshasa on 14Apr2000.
Kinshasa (formerly Léopoldville) is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River. And the city of Brazzaville is the capital of the Republic of Congo, which lies just across the Congo River from Kinshasa.
Was TN-235 flown across the border to Brazzaville for repairs?
Confirmation of its identity and details about its fate (and future) for the past years would be welcomed!
And while you're at it: that Antonov An-8 is worthy of interest and identification too!!
Dick Gilbert responded about that An-8:
"It certainly is an An-8 in the picture! Google Earth shows it from above (attached). It's on the north side of the runway."
|Aad van der Voet (of OldWings.nl) wrote:
"I agree, it is an Antonov 8. And S9-DBC c/n 0G3410 would indeed be a very likely candidate:
Regarding the CL-44: 7Q-YMS was supposed to have become TN-235, but it is possible that that registration was never applied and that it continued to operate as 7Q-YMS."
Nick wrote on "Asanews" (Yahoo Groups.com):
Morné Booij-Liewes wrote on the same forum:
John Tester wrote (forwarded by Duane Delk) the following:
Peter van Leeuwen, CL-44 pasionado, wrote on 17Feb08:
Peter added details on c/n 25:
The following was read on www.cl44.com/cl44/Survivors.htm:
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