Aircraft 55-0293 Data

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1955 Convair C-131D Samaritan C/N 316

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  • 55-0293 @ KMTC - Convair 440 C-131D [316] (US Air Force) Selfridge ANGB~N 06/05/1983. From a slide. - by Ray Barber by Ray Barber @ KMTC
  • 55-0293 @ MTC - Selfridge air museum - by olivier Cortot by olivier Cortot @ MTC
  • 55-0293 @ MTC - C-131D Samaritan - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ MTC
  • 55-0293 @ MTC - C-131D - by Florida Metal by Florida Metal @ MTC

Airframe Info

Model:C-131D Samaritan    Search all Convair C-131D Samaritan
Year built:1955
Construction Number (C/N):316
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:40
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt and Whitney R-2800
Also Registered As:
N8436H  De-registered


Registration Number:55-0293
Current Status:Museum display


Owner:United States Air Force
Address:Mt. Clemens, MI
United States

User Comments

Malcolm Clarke, 2017-11-03 12:17:40
 This serial was actually carried by two different aircraft. The original 55-293 was MSN 219 that was built for USAF. However, this USAF serial number was transferred to a Convair 440-79 (MSN 316) that was operated by General Dynamics as N8436H. The second 55-293 (MSN 316) was N8436H before going to USAF. Plane is now on display at Selfridge ANGB Museum, Michigan.
The original 55-293 (MSN 219) was sold to Saudi Arabian Airlines as a Convair 340-79 HZ-AAZ. MSN 219 was written off Jul 8, 1968 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia while operating for Saudia as HZ-AAZ.
Courtesy Joe Baugher.