Aircraft Photo of N90804 | Douglas DC-7C | #53313
Registration / Serial:N90804
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-7
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-7
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-7C
C/n (msn):45116 / 750
Aircraft Name:African Queen
City / Airport:Coolidge - MunicipalMap
Region / Country:Arizona, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: P08   Other: -
Photo Date:6 March 2006
Photo by:Ralph M. Pettersen
Photo ID: 53313
Photo Comment

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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