Aircraft Photo of N2520B | Lockheed L-149 Constellation | #58529
Registration / Serial:N2520B
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 49 Constellation / Starliner
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Constellation / Starliner (C-69/C-121)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed L-149 Constellation
C/n (msn):2081
City / Area:Santa Cruz de la Sierra / Parque Boris Banzer [ Off-Airport ]Map
Photo Date:25 December 2017
Photo by:Sandro Rota
Photo ID: 58529
Photo Comment

This plane is known as "Avión Pirata" or "Pirate Plane" amongst the locals. It is said that on July 29, 1961 this plane was forced to land by the Bolivian Air Force as it was suspected to transport contraband (hence its name). In 1979 it was moved to its current location to be preserved as a library near downtown Santa Cruz (El Tao neighborhood). Since then it has worn various liveries including AeroSur and Pepsi colors. It originally flew as YV-C-AME for LAV - Línea Aeropostal Venezolana.

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