Aircraft Photo of N5818 | Convair 580 | Aspen Airways | AirHistory.net #87074
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:N5818
Fleetnumber:818
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 580
C/n (msn):128
Operator / Titles:Aspen Airways
Location
City / Airport:Burbank - Bob HopeMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KBUR   IATA: BUR   Local: BUR   Other: -
 
Photo Date:December 1980
Photo by:Gary Vincent
Photo ID: 87074
Photo Comment

Delivered as a Convair 340 to National Airlines registered N8417H in 1953, this is another Convairliner that went to Allegheny Airlines. Bought in 1960, Allegheny first upgraded the aircraft to a 440 and further to 580 standard in 1966. Bought by Aspen Airways in 1976 , they flew it until 1989. Finally going to going to South America in 1991 with AVESCA Colombia as HK-3616X, the aircraft was later impounded by Mexican authorities for drug running.

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