Timeless Cuban Airliner and Soviet Duster Abandoned in Grenada

Timeless Cuban Airliner and Soviet Duster Abandoned in Grenada

This rusting airliner is along Old Airport Road right by the Atlantic Ocean, the small town of Upper Pearl, Saint Andrew Parish, Grenada.

Pearls Airport was the country’s first and opened in 1943. It is said that Grenada was aligning with communist ideals and that Cuban workers helped build the airport. The facility and landing strip was not in daily operation as it was not part of Pan American airways.

Timeless Cuban Airliner and Soviet Duster Abandoned in Grenada

In 1983, Pearls Airport was captured by the 8th Marine Regiment.Come 1984, Point Salines International Airport became the main and functioning airport of Grenada.

A soviet crop duster is next to the Cubana Airlines passenger plane. CCCP still barely visible on the fuselage. Farm animals graze near the planes and rest beside them. These planes have been rusting here since the Cold War and that invasion in 1983.

The runway is 5,200 feet long. It is used today for drag racing from time to time.

The ICAO airport code for Pearl Airport is TGPG.

Where is the abandoned and decayed Cuban airliner at Pearl Airport located? You can find it with these coordinates. 12.143905, -61.613735.

Timeless Cuban Airliner and Soviet Duster Abandoned in Grenada

Images 1 and 2 by Lloyd Morgan. Used under CC.

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