HI-515CT enters Miami's customs apron, where it will park for about 20-30 minutes to settle customs affairs, before continuing to the cargo aprons. This procedure was followed by almost all foreign cargo flights arriving at Miami. This "City of Santo Domingo" (built 1956, ex USAF 54-173) ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico after an engine fire during take-off on 5 April 1990.
HI-515CT has just landed on 9L (Miami's piston runway), and is now taxiing to the ramp in front of the customs building. This Connie (built 1956, ex USAF 54-0173) was lost after take-off from San Juan, PR on 5 April 1990, when it ditched into the Atlantic Ocean.
AMSA's "City of Miami" grumbles past on one of its many cargo flights into Miami. This was the second of two Connies on approach to runway 09L within 5 minutes, a wonderful experience! In 1992 this aircraft was damaged when a DC-4 ran into it at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and it was stored there. Eleven years later, in 2003, the Ramey AFB Historical Association started work to restore her for display at the Ramey AFB in MATS colours. Unfortunately the work was later halted, but this Connie was still there by early 2018.