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Doug Johnson

c/n 541, RP-C2691
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:58:41 AM »
4 pictures check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.
anyone have any higher quality pictures or one with the phillipine registry?

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c/n 541, built 11/61 as model H-395, original registry N4185D Tormac Associates inc FL (CIA) 11/61, export B-847 Air Asia co ltd Tainan (7th Helio of 29 acquired) 01/62, accident(1) made a hard landing in a crosswind @ unknown airstrip Laos 04/62, accident(2) undershot landing spot @ unknown airstrip Laos 04/62, flown as “847”, mid-62 after China and Laos broke off diplomatic relations, dereg export 04/63 sold to Marathon Aviation inc (CIA) FL, rereg as N28927 Marathon Aviation 7/63, dereg export India VT-DRJ 10/63 India Government, Ministry of External Affairs operated by the ARC Charbatia Air Base for clandestine supply missions 9/64, dereg exported Laos XW-PEA(1) Continental Air Service operated as “541” 03/66, leased to Boun Oum Airways 04/67, Pacific Corp (Air America), accident(3) tail wheel damaged on landing @ (LS-206) Houei Sang/H Laos 06/67, accident(4) made a hard landing @ (LS-50A) Phu Cum Laos 12/70, Air America removed from service 07/72, stored Vientiane Laos 11/73, stored Udorn Thailand 03/74, sold to Aviation Associates inc Manila Philippines exported as RP-C2691, registry cancelled '84,  ?

the 2 photos below with XW-PEA registry marks are probably the original XW-PEA(1) because the other two XW-PEAs c/n 1236 and 1247 were painted in Camo and were only temporary markings for clandestine missions

RP-C2691 below
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016, 07:17:42 AM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 541, RP-C2691
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 07:16:45 AM »
Added a  photo. There were three XW-PEAs the two photos above are probably c/n 541 because the other two c/n 1236 and c/n 1247 were painted in Camo and were given the XW-PEA mark for a short time while being used for clandestine missions.

Doug Johnson 1

Re: c/n 541, RP-C2691
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 05:47:24 AM »
Here is a picture of the tail cone from c/n 541, RP-C2691 at a New Tribes Mission hanger I believe in Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Does any one know anything about its history after it was sold Aviation Associates inc Manila Philippines until its registry was cancelled '84.

Was it in an accident that resulted in it being disassembled for parts?

Was their another owner or owners between Aviation associates in '74 and and the deregistry in '84?

When did and under what circumstances did New Tribes Mission acquire RP-C2691?

Anything at all, anyone?

« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 06:01:47 AM by Doug Johnson 1 »