Diego Maradona tribute plane unveiled in Argentina



The Tango D10S, a 12-seater funded by an Argentine fintech, is designed as a flying museum in tribute to the former World Cup winner, who died of a heart attack in November 2020.

It features a photo of Maradona kissing the World Cup trophy on the fuselage, while his face is also on the tail.

Wings present his two goals in Argentina’s 2-1 victory over England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals: the ‘Hand of God’ goal on the left wing and the winner , a goal widely regarded as the greatest of all time, on the right.

“I’m crazy about Maradona, one of those people who still watches videos of Diego before going to sleep at night,” Gaston Kolker, CEO of fintech company Give and Get, told Reuters.

“It’s the first World Cup without Maradona and maybe the last with (Lionel) Messi. I said, I want to do Diego’s plane, I want to do Diego’s plane. And so we have launched Tango D10S.

“When Maradona’s teammates saw it, the 1986 World Cup winners, they were amazed, they were mesmerized by the plane,” Kolker said during an unveiling with other members of this World Cup winning team.

A sculpture of Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona as a child is seen during the presentation of the plane.
A ceremony was held before the plane departed for different provinces in Argentina and other parts of the world to reach its final destination at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.

The plan is to fly the plane around Argentina and possibly Qatar for the World Cup in November.

Fans will be able to board the plane and leave a message for Maradona in the cockpit, ‘interact’ with the late player using artificial intelligence and view memorabilia of him and other players from the 1986 team .

The plane, owned by a local business group, will transport and display jerseys and other items that belonged to Maradona.
Detail of a seat inside the plane.

It will also be available for private hire before being auctioned off for charity.

“We can’t believe or understand this madness, the love involved,” Maradona’s daughter Dalma said. “How far will the fans go? To a plane.”


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