Hans wanted to check out some remote unpaved airstrips in
the middle of the Colombian Jungle that can only be reached by
He had heard rumors, that quite a few Dakota wrecks that did
not survice the rough landing were lying untouched and forgotten
in the wilderness.
So we hustled a flight on a cargo plane – and no passengers were allowed
on the plane until the over 50 year old engines – with a lot of huffing and puffing –
had come to life with somebody standing by with a fire extinguisher.
I have to admit I entered that plane with a bit of a funny feeling that day…