The Tango D10S — a 12-seater financed by an Argentine fintech company – 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 picture of Maradona kissing the World Cup trophy on the fuselage, while
his face is also on the tail.
The wings feature both of his goals from Argentina’s 2-1 victory over England in the
1986 World Cup quarter-final: 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 am mad about Maradona, one of those people who still watch videos of Diego
before I go to sleep at night,” Gaston Kolker, CEO of fintech company Give and Get,
“This is the first World Cup without Maradona and maybe the last with (Lionel)
Messi. I said, I want to make Diego’s plane, I want to make Diego’s plane. And so we
launched Tango D10S.
“When Maradona’s teammates saw it, the World Cup winners from 1986, they were
amazed, they were hypnotized by the aircraft,” Kolker said at an unveiling with other
members from that World Cup-winning side.
The plan is to fly the plane around Argentina and eventually to Qatar for the World
Cup in November.
Fans will be able to board the aircraft and leave a message for Maradona in the
cockpit, ‘interact’ with the late player through artificial intelligence, and see
memorabilia from him and others players from the 1986 team.
It will also be available for private hire before being auctioned for charity.
“We can’t believe or understand this craziness, the love involved,” Maradona’s
daughter Dalma said. “How far will fans go? As far as a plane.”