XA-NAR Mexicana Guest

Photo – Unknown

Airframe 106424 Mk.4C

31/10/59

Registered – XA-NAR

To Mexicana

See Log entries for – 31/10/59 11/11/59 1-19/12/59 8/1/60 12-14/1/60 19-28/2/60 8/6/60 27/6/60-2/7/60 19-25/6/60 16/11/60 11/60-7/61 31/3/61-11/8/61


De Havilland registered this Mk.4C as G-AOVU in October 1959.

Delivered in June 1960 to Mexicana as  ‘Golden Aztec’ XA-NAR and withdrawn from use 10 years later.

Sold to Westernair Albuquerque July 1973 [N888WA]. Passed through various hands until in July 1979 it was ferried to Paine Field, Everett, Washington

Ownership transferred Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School in 1984.

Boeing funded BOAC livery. Restoration Project underway. Visit

http://www.geocites.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab8803/ffcomet.htm#seattle

April 2019 Ian Marr writes: 

Shots taken during a visit to The Museum of Flight Restoration Centre & Reserve Collection
Everett, WA in 2017.
At the time of my visit the front of the plane was as you see it, undercover in the hanger, but the rest was under a ‘canvas tent’ out side.
The engines were removed and stored beneath the fuselage but seemed still to be otherwise intact.
The cockpit was largely restored, as you can see, as was a portion of the cabin.
My understanding was that this was very much a long term cosmetic restoration but the aircraft would almost certainly never fly again.
Nonetheless it was great to see the BOAC colour scheme had been applied.
Please note: These images are the property of Ian Marr and may not be copied or reproduced with his express permission. © Ian Marr 2019

G-AOVU in BOAC livery

Photo – Brian Van Horne – and below

Westernair N888WA 

Paine Field, Everett, Washington
Ownership transferred Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School in 1984.
Boeing funded BOAC livery restoration.