Aircraft Photo of N68740 | Consolidated PBY-5A Canso A | Freeport Indonesia | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N68740
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Canso A
Operator / Titles:(Freeport Indonesia)
C/n (msn):407
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: YSBK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:March 1970
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7119
Photo Comment

N68740 appeared at Bankstown briefly for maintenance before returning to the Indonesian province of West Irian, where it was used to support Freeport's mining operation. In 1971 it was replaced by a Fairchild F27. N68740 went to the US where was converted into a luxury air yacht. It was last reported at the Pima Air Museum, Arizona.

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