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Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo-Porter (645)


Date: 08/1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: Aero Survey, established on February 8 1962 with head office in Lokeren, later Sint-Niklaas (both Belgium), was a company that carried out flights for remote sensing purpose. This airframe arrived at Antwerp airport somewhere in the spring of 1971 with Swiss registration "HB-FCX" where it was such seen with "Aero Survey" titles and a Swiss flag in the tail on June 20 1971. As the spring season gives the best results for clear skies in Belgium an appeal was send to the Belgian CAA to operate it with this Swiss registration before written in the Belgian register as it would take too much time to get all the paper work done. It came in the Belgian register on February 21 1972, here depicted at its home base one year later with their own tail motive. On January 5 1977 it left again as "HB-FCX" for Zimex where four years later on March 9 1981 it tragically crashed in Libya killing both occupants.


Belgian register