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Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) - Welcome To The Islands Of The Bahamas
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Twelve years of research has provided the history and identity of this airframe. After RAF wartime service, this DC-3 entered airline service in Venezuela until an accident in 1954. On 17Jan69 entered service with Fuerza Aérea Panameña as FAP-201. Sold in 1984 & registered N4683U. Becoming the Nassau Airport entrance welcome sign after a period of storage here. Removed in 2003 for a role in the film ‘Into The Blue’. The airframe minus its wings was lowered into a large tank 29Jan04 for underwater scenes.
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