NAMC YS - 11 / A213


Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation in Japan produced in the years 1962 to 1974 the civilian passenger and turbo prop airplane YS-11. These planes had more than twenty serious crashes through their active history, and in 1983 the Japanese company went bankrupt. Outside Aruba rest the wreck of one of these planes that operated for Air Aruba. In 2004 the plane was scuttled as an artificial reef and dive site right outside the airport. The wreck rest today next to the wreck of an Convair CV-440 <irplane on a depth of approximately 13 to 22 meter at Sonesta Reef.

Former names:
YS - 11 / A213

26,3 x 32,0 x 8,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
14,6 tons ( empty )
Yokohama ( JP )
( AV )
Picture: Air Aruba & one their YS - 11
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