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Old 6th Nov 2011, 11:53
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Yes that would almost certainly be the place, Finncapt. The AN2 together with an AN24 were left stranded there in 1983 when the USMC used Pearl's as a staging post during the 1983 invasion. Pics of both these aircraft in a servicable condition at the time of the invasion can be found at:

TogetherWeServed - Cpl William Thompson IV

They remain to this day but to say the least, they are somewhat more 'shop soiled' now, 2007 pics at:

Panoramio - Photo of pearls airport,grenada.
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Thanks for those links.
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Pearls Airport AN-2

Interesting that the "Cuban" AN-2 is in Aeroflot markings.

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Yes, I thought that, but I seem to remember it was definitely the Cubans who invaded.

I expect google has the answers somewhere.

I wonder what the markings on the AN24 are/were.

If it was an Aeroflot crew, I hope they got a long range premium payment and a decent layover!!!!
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Finncapt, the only pic I could find of the AN26 (other sources call it an AN24) in decent condition is this one. Not a good angle but will give you an indication of the livery:



A better shot of the tail (behind the AN2) can be seen in India Four Two's pic above.

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Lest we forget the present challenge, might I ask Soddit whether the airport in question is in fact within 30 degrees of longitude west of Suez..?

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Not wishing to interrupt the Pearls discussion .....the airport in question is east of Suez by a fair step. The picture is from 1994 when the runway was being resurfaced.
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Australia?
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Much too far east....I had rather expected that you would get this very quickly. This airport serves a place which has undergone a change of identity since the picture was taken..
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Time for another clue...there is a close local connection with early Christianity.
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Madras - now Chennai. Your last clue (Mylapore) did it!
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Chennai indeed,Jindabyne. Over to you....
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OK, here goes -----

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A clue then - on an island, East of Suez
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Doh all right then I'll bite; Grande Baie Mauritius. (I know it's not really 'cos Grand Baie wasn't paved)
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Sorry Chevvy - go East - to a group of islands.

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Phillipines; Marshalls?
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Not Marshalls
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Phillipines then - someone help, I know nothing about this bit of the world!!
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The Philippines then ------
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