doulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 677 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 12410 times:
In late 1992 a DC-7C cargo plane ditched into the Atlantic Ocean south of Ft.Lauderdale.I think it was leaving MIA for Hati or Dominican Repeblic. Can anyone fill me in on the ditching into the ocean,How was it removed from the ocean? Im sure the plane had to be broken up.Who was the original operator of this DC-7C?
Navion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6484 times:
I used to see this DC7C coming and going all the time in MIA. When it finally "went in the drink", I flew my plane over the wreckage in shallow water and you could see most of it from the air and the vertical stabilizer was sticking out of the water as was the top of the fuselage. At the time, there were still 4 or 5 DC7C's either based at MIA or flying in and out of MIA but 2 of those 5 were grounded at F.A. Connor's ramp so only 3 were airworthy. The last to leave was good old Trans-Air-Link's former KLM DC7C when they re-based elsewhere. I knew we had it good spotting at MIA but now it seems almost like a dream!