When International Air Response (formerly T&G) moved their base of operation from Chandler Memorial to Coolidge Municipal Airport, they scrapped many of the redundant propliners that had been stored on the field. The forward fuselage of this aircraft was saved and moved to Coolidge and later to Mesa-Falcon Field where it was noted in 2013. It was named "African Queen" after being almost shot down by a SAM-7 heat seeking missile over the Western Sahara Desert on December 8, 1988. It was flying with DC-7C N284, which crashed after being hit by a SAM-7.
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