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Provincetown Municipal Airport | Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante.

The Bandeirante (Pioneer), a Brazilian twin-engine plane, was the first turboprop in the Provincetown-Boston Airline fleet, and the first aircraft ordered after John C. Van Arsdale Jr. and Peter Van Arsdale took over the company from their father in 1980. Tragically, it was a Bandeirante — not the one pictured above — that crashed on a PBA flight from Jacksonville to Tampa, Fla., on 6 December 1984. Everyone aboard, 11 passengers and 2 crew members, were killed. The airline itself never really recovered.

¶ Last updated on 12 March 2017. ¶ Image courtesy of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Salvador R. Vasques III Collection.

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