c/n 1098

The sad demise of VP-FAT - not so "friendly" fire.
Photo: Mike Costello © June 1982
56-0383 wth 60th Avn Co in Germany.
Photo: Unknown photographer - MAP © - Wayne Mutza Collection - Aird Archives

c/n 1098

56-0383 C-GUIH

VP-FAT

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• Delivered 07/06/57

56-0383 US Army • # 1686 •

• For sale @ Coleman Barracks, Mannheim - Sandhofen, Germany 02/74

tt 5,190.0

C-GUIH

VP-FAT FIGAS

Purchased second hand in Canada by FI Government for FIGAS and, configured as a landplane, was flown via South America to Hookers Point airstrip (near Port Stanley), arriving there on 07/11/76. Flown from there to the Racecourse on 09/11/76 and stored in the nearby floatplane hangar pending delivery of floats from Canada. Once converted, it remained with FIGAS service until permanently grounded after the Argentinian Invasion on 02/04/82. Demolished by British Bombardments on 11-12/06/82 while parked outside the floatplane hangar. Its remains were gradually disposed of during 1982-83 DBR 06/12/1982 @ Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. Noted in bits there 12/07/82

Disposition unknown