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"last" CV990 Dumped?!?!?!?!?  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

There was a big question a few months ago as to whether the ex-Ports of Call Convair 990 Coronado stored at Denver Stapleton that is the last really potentially flyable example of this aircraft would be preserved or not. I first heard that someone may have bought it. But now I get word that it may have been donated...to a fire dump!!!

Does anyone know the truth?

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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2002 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I wish I knew....

The aircraft you are thinking about was stored in Texas, wearing Ciskei International titles. I hope the aircraft gets preserved!

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There was a Ports-of-Call 990 that was stored at Stapleton as a parts ship for the rest of the fleet. Her fuselage rested atop a nearby restaurant sans engines; the last pictures I saw of this bird were disheartening.

Another Convair 990 I would like to know about is the APSA bird that was stored at Mojave for years and years; she was supposed to have been preserved. Maybe some Coronado fans out there can help out....

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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

The restaurant one in Erie, Colorado, is no longer there and was reportedly broken up. The APSA one at Mojave is preserved there. I think it should absolutely remain preserved as it is only the second-built CV990, the oldest in existence (ship 1 was written off in a crash or accident). It's frightening to consider that a few years ago, the airport was apparently ready to sell it to be flown and crashed (with the pilots bailing out) for a TV demonstration! Fortunately, that fell through. This is a VERY historic aircraft and if the airport does not want to preserve it forever, it should go to a respectable museum, like the one at Pima.

I'm on a mailing list about the Denver CV990 and there is someone who wants to buy it and fly it to Australia for preservation. If the jet is not already on a dump but not dismantled, maybe it's not too late...


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