Aviation Photo #0625371 Fairchild F-27J - Connect Air

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Seen climbing off runway 24L back to SBA. Delivery date was on May 9, 1960. Leased to Connect Air in March 1984. Other serials - N1911G with Gates Rubber Co, N2714R with Fairchild, and also F-GFHZ with Air Corse. Sadly, W/O September 22, 1989 at Toulon, France with Air Corse as F-GFHZ attempting to route TLN-BIA. Just after boarding passengers - while parked, the gear retracted. 40 people on board ok. Aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair. Wreckage moved to Nante, France as spares for Stellair.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Connect Air
    Fairchild F-27J
    Fairchild F-27 (C-27)
    Fairchild F-27 (C-27)
    Fairchild
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    N1823L
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    May 1984
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