The History of Pablo Escobar’s Plane Submerged in the Bahamas

It is the image of a Curtiss C-46A Commando submerged since 1980 in the Bahamas. The plane was owned by the Medellin cartel that used it to introduce drugs into the US.

Carlos Lehder was one of the largest drug dealers in the US between the 70s and 80s.

As co-founder of the Medellin cartel – responsible for 89% of cocaine introduced in the United States – he specialized in large-scale cocaine trafficking from Colombia.

He controlled the transport and distribution and Pablo Escobar the production.

Between 1978 and 1982, Cayman Norman, in the Bahamas, was the center of drug trafficking connections, as well as the hiding place of Lehder and his cronies.

Through bribes to the authorities of the Bahamas, he had a 1.1 km radar-protected airstrip built, where the aircraft made a stopover before entering the United States.

In 1987 he was finally captured and sentenced to life imprisonment.

On November 15, 1980, this Curtiss C-46A Commando was flying with a shipment of cocaine from the Medellin cartel whose final destination was probably to be the United States.

At some point along the way, and for unknown reasons, the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing ending in the shallow waters of Great Exuma, one of the Bahamas islands.

 

 

 

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