HI-515CT enters Miami's customs apron, where it will park for about 20-30 minutes to settle customs affairs, before continuing to the cargo aprons. This procedure was followed by almost all foreign cargo flights arriving at Miami. This "City of Santo Domingo" (built 1956, ex USAF 54-173) ditched in the Atlantic Ocean off Puerto Rico after an engine fire during take-off on 5 April 1990.
HI-515CT has just landed on 9L (Miami's piston runway), and is now taxiing to the ramp in front of the customs building. This Connie (built 1956, ex USAF 54-0173) was lost after take-off from San Juan, PR on 5 April 1990, when it ditched into the Atlantic Ocean.
HI-548CT seconds before touchdown on runway 9L. Thanks to Dominican carriers such as this one Miami saw a wonderful revival of Connie operations during the late 1980s and early 1990s. This particular Connie was delivered to the USAF in 1956 as 54-0183, and was written off while in storage at Santo Domingo on September 22, 1998, when a C-46 Commando collided into it during Hurricane Georges.