This Let-410 was TOC by the Czechoslovak AF as 0712 in November 1981. I had photographed it three years earlier at Dubnica parked up, propless and looking rather forlorn so it was great to see it at Nitra, active doing parachute drops. It is pictured here being towed out of the Aero Slovakia ramp after refuelling.
An instructional airframe with TsLw3 at Fassberg. D-CARL is a fake registration. The 7Wing marking is unknown, but may refer to RAF's No.7 Wing which operated from Fassberg during the time of the Berlin Airlift. A remnant of its former identity is on the tail.
This unmarked Turbolet, not the best picture but 9Qs are interesting, was seen during its take-off from Goma. It's not clear to what company the aircraft belonged at that time, but most probably it was registered with Safe Air Company. CUB was last noted at Bukavu-Kavumu in May 2010, when it was parked in the grass after an accident (dented nose).
Since October 2004, Trans Air Congo was operator of this unmarked L-410UVP. The Turbolet was written of on 17 May 2007 on a flight from Walikale (North Kivu province) to Goma. The aircraft was loaded with cassiterite when it crashed into a forest almost directly after take-off from the road airstrip at Kilambo. It is reported that it encountered problems with the left engine, subsequently it caught fire and burnt out, both pilots and the sole passenger were unfortunately killed.
Cetraca Aviation Service was formed in 2003 and based in Beni, Congo. One of their L410s is seen here during its landing at Goma International Airport in eastern Democratic Republic Congo. This Turbolet sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Butembo Airport (DRC) when operating out of Goma. Fifteen passengers and three crew members survived the accident. The L410 was substantially damaged, and was not seen flying after 30 October 2012 when the incident happened.