Cessna O-2A

in Solomon Islands Government Service

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2
Total Still Active: 0
Total Now Stored: 2
Service Entry: 1997
Retirement: n/a
Main Role: Patrol
Origin: USA


Two ex-USAF Cessna O-2As delivered in December 1997 as US Government aid. Never taken from their delivery containers. Stored on the edge of the football field/parade ground at Rove in Honiara. They were subject to vandalism and weather damage. In 2008 they were both transferred to the Civil Aviation Department and moved to the Solair hangar at Honiara Airport, where some restoration work was initiated. This work soon stopped and the wrecks abandoned. They were still there in April 2010.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
n/a 337M-0164 68-6875, N5151U Dec 1997 O-2A, stored Honiara Apr 2010
n/a 337M-0170 68-6881, N6881Z Dec 1997 O-2A, stored Honiara Apr 2010


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  1. I recall that a Cessna O-2 (still with US military markings) and a helicopter (US markings) were both in one of the containers at Rove, wish I had taken some photos in 2004-2006

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