PP-VBF was the historic aircraft that was recently demolished. (Photo: RuthAS [CC BY (])

Outrage in Brazil as Historic C-47/DC-3 is Shockingly Scrapped

The Brazilian aviation community was put in shock this Friday upon the news of the scrapping of a historic Douglas C-47/DC-3 in Rio de Janeiro. Emerged images of the destroyed aircraft, one of the most famous remaining DC-3s of the country, spread quickly on social media and generated a huge backlash. The aircraft was registered PP-VBF and belonged to VARIG, the historic airline officially bankrupt in 2010. Sitting in the yard of Rio de Janeiro/Galeão Airport branch of Fundação Ruben…