The Let L-410 Turbolet is a twin-engine short-range transport aircraft, manufactured by the Czech aircraft manufacturer LET, mostly used for passenger transport. Since 1969, more than 1100 airframes have been produced.
I built this plane to replace the old Antonov An-2 planes with a higher performance one.
The Turbolet was the first plane I could check out close up and touch as a kid. That one was used to drop parachuters at a small airfield. Sadly that time it was out of service due to money problems.
Former Hungarian Airline FARNAIR had several L-410's but unfortunately one of them (HA-LAR) has crashed near Iasi airport in Romania.
The Let 410 departed Bucharests domestic airport Baneasa for a regular mail flight to Iasi. Weather was poor as the aircraft arrived near Iasi. Snowfall limited the visibility to approximately 2 kilometers with a temperature of -4C. The first attempt to land was reportedly aborted. On the second attempt the airplane crashed near a road short of the runway. (from ASN)
This project is a tribute to the memory of its crew — Cpt. Gyozo "Mama" Sebok and Peter Cziraki.
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