Aircraft Photo of N709RR | Fairchild C-123K Provider | AirHistory.net #4476
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N709RR
Aircraft Original Type:Chase C-123 Avitruc
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-123 Provider
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-123K Provider
C/n (msn):20158
Aircraft Name:Large Marge
Location
City / Airport:Delta Junction - All WestMap
Region / Country:Alaska, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: AK77   Other: -
 
Photo Date:11 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 4476
Photo Comment

"Large Marge", ex USAF 54-709 and bought from Ray Petkow's Classics in Aviation in December 2003, is a famous aircraft. It featured as the "Jailbird" in the 1997 movie Con Air, in which it did all the flying scenes. It even had two stand-ins, for the destructive scenes. They were N94DT c/n 20155 and ex USAF 56-4361 c/n 20245. All three looked identical, and all wore registration N709RR. Very confusing, but the one in this photo is the only real N709RR. Unfortunately this rare aircraft crashed in Denali National Park on 2 August 2010. Three people lost their lives in the crash.

This photo is copyright © Aad van der Voet, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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