The Cargo Plane is a vehicle that appears in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. It is marked with the serial number CPCC-56391. The crash-site is shown in the foreground of the front cover of the game.
The plane plays a large role in the game. The plane is first seen flying over Yemen in Chapter 10 - Historical Research. It is used by Marlowes agents to airdrop supplys to a convoy on its way to Ubar. Its cargo includes two Trucks, Jeeps and numerous containers and supply crates. In Chapter 16 - One Shot at This, Nathan Drake, assisted by Elena Fisher, sneaks his way through an airfield in order to board the plane to rescue Victor Sullivan, who was being held captive in the convoy. Nate eventually makes it onto the plane after jumping from a jeep onto the plane's landing gear. Once the plane is in the air, Nate crawls through the ventelation shafts, but is detected by one of Marlowe's agents.
Nate and the attacker soon get in a fistfight, which ultimately ends in the attacker flying out of the plane. Nate manages to loosen the plane's cargo however, causing it to fly out the back of the plane, taking Nate with it. Nate climbs the netting, making his way back into the plane.
As Nate enters the plane, the cargo bay ramp is closed in an attempt to prevent damage to the plane, but it is too late as a fire breaks out in the cargo bay. Massive decompression causes the side of the plane to rip open, and excessive strain on the engines cause it to bank dangerously before plummeting, breaking apart as it falls. However, Drake, manages to cling to a supply crate and deploy the parachute, landing safely The plane is also shown in the trailer.
MultiplayerThe plane also appears in multiplayer. During the first section of the map Airstrip, players fight in and around the plane using moving trucks. At the end of the section, the plane takes off and flies away.
If a player looks out to the desert whilst playing on Desert Village, they will be able to see the crash site. This, like many other things in multiplayer, is not canon, as in singleplayer the crashsite and the settlement are very far apart.
- The plane appears to be based on the Soviet Antonov An-22. This explains the CCCP mark on the left wing.