Ordered by Pan Am but diverted to the USN as an R4D-4 following the outbreak of war. Operated as a personnel transport without a cargo door or a strengthened floor. Survey-equipped N9032H was sold in Australia as VH-MJT. Later VH-MMT
Former PT-KUC painted in fake Fuerza Aerea Colombiana colours. Preserved in the amusement park, Parque Jaime Duque, just north of Bogota. It contains several classic airplanes, linked to the founder Jaime Duque, who was a famous Avianca Pilot. It takes small childeren on a trip around the world, including a visit to a replica of the Taj Mahal, dinosuars and other attractions.
I first noticed this DC-3 in a hangar at the Cargo area of Cali in 2008, but was unable to identify it. In 2015 it had been taken into the caring hands of the Museum at the airport. A much better place for such a propliner. Still with its markings of the last operator, LAP Colombia.
HK-122 believed to be the oldest Dakota in Colombia. In 2008 painted as Aliansa. But Aliansa was not operating at that time due to management problems. It later went to Sadelca. In July 2011 the airplane went to a private operator, left Villavicencio and never came back. Police reports say it went to Honduras with an illegal cargo.