Aircraft Photo of 5785 | Convair 240-11 | USA - Coast Guard | AirHistory.net #5435
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:5785
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-11
Operator / Titles:USA - Coast Guard
Unit Markings:CGAS Miami
C/n (msn):133
Location
City / Airport:Atwater - CastleMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
Collection:Castle Air Museum
 
Photo Date:18 September 2014
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 5435
Photo Comment

Rather poorly disguised as a US Coast Guard HC-131A, this is in fact a civilian CV-240. She first served with Swissair as HB-IRT, and then briefly with Transocean Air Lines as N1018C. Having become N280P she was for some reason seized by the sheriff of Salt Lake County in 1975. She was moved to Castle in 1999.

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