18-56 Lodestar (c/n 2489)
This aircraft was
an ex USAAF C-60A, 42-56016, civilianized in 1946 for CPAL. Here
seen in gleaming all metal shortly
after conversion. It was sold in the US in 1950s as N67987.
It was later
converted to a Learstar as N19L and at some point in time exported to
CP-1024. It was written off on 3 March 1974 at Normandia in
Boliivia when the pilot had
to carry out a forced landing due to an
uncontrollable fire in the number 2 engine, 20 minutes after
takeoff. A safe landing was made, but
the aircraft burned out.