Convair Propliners in South Africa
c/n 385
c/n 385

Built as a 440-32

F/F 4 Dec 1956

N3435 BRANIFF. Del 3 Jan 1957
Traded in to LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP, 9 Mar 1962
Sold to ALLEGHENY A/L, 16 Apr 1962. (TT 23,948 hrs)
Del to PacAero Jan 1967, & cvt to CV580, 'No 99'. R/T/S 1 May 1967
R/R N5826, 21 Jun 1967. (TT 37,422 hrs at 30 Apr 1973).
W.F.U. & std. at MZJ, from 1974
Lsd to GREAT LAKES A/L, Dec 1976
Retd to ALLEGHENY A/L, Feb 1978
Sold to NORTH STAR AVIATION
Sold to CONSOLIDATED DIAMOND MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA, Oct 1978, & lsd to NAMIB AIR, ZS-KFA, ‘Oranjemund’, Nov 1978
R/R V5-KFA, Aug 1990, N.T.U.
Sold to KELOWNA FLIGHTCRAFT AIR CHARTER LTD, C-FKFA (1), regd. 10 Jun 1991
Cvt to CV580F
Sold to SNAS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, & opd by DHL, HZ-SN11, Jul 1991
Del YWL-UAK-REK-BRU, 19 Jul 1991
Sold to AIR CHATHAMS, ZK-CID, 20 Sept 2004
W.F.U at PMR, Oct 2007, for spares
ZS-KFA
Namib Air
After spiralling from 18000 ft to avoid SAM7s we transferred to the buses at Okaukuejo airstrip in SWA (South West Africa)
while on a C.M.M.I Congress Tour in April 1982.
Photograph and Caption: Andre Leeb du Toit
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Convair Propliners in South Africa

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The following e-mail and two images taken by Luke Rohloff was received, on 20 July 2014, from Brendan Odell at Air Chathams.

Just as a news item - we have scrapped our Convair 580 (c/n 385) yesterday (14/01/14) at Palmerston North Airport, New Zealand. The aircraft has been a hulk and used for spares since 2007 and was in very poor condition, having been further damaged by winter storms last year. I believe the cockpit section has been resold by the scrapman to some local enthusiasts.

There are some photographs posted here
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/rip-cid.htm
Convair 580 ZK-CID getting ready to be trucked to the scrap metal yard.

A cross with RIP CID is fittingly attached to the fuselage below the co-pilots window.

Palmerston North Airport, 14 January 2014

Photographs: Luke Rohloff via Brendan Odell
Convair 580 ZK-CID getting ready to be trucked to the scrap metal yard.

A cross with RIP CID is fittingly attached to the fuselage below the co-pilots window.

Palmerston North Airport, 14 January 2014

Photographs: Luke Rohloff via Brendan Odell