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Douglas DC-3C (43087)

 

 
Date: 1967

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this airframe is wearing the third and final color scheme of Sabena and it was delivered on February 6 1947.

Date: 04/1969

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen parked on the southern apron of Brussels airport. In the back a Sabena Fokker F27 "D-BAKU" leased from LTU in the lessor's livery and in the far back an unidentified Sabena B707. In front a few car models of that era.

Date: 08/1969

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: parked in front of the (now old) terminal of Brussels airport.

Date: 07/1970

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: when sold on March 11 1970 to Delta Air Transport as fourth Douglas for this company, it was the last DC-3 to leave the Sabena fleet, here captured in basic Sabena colors arriving such at Antwerp on March 17. The background seems as interesting as the airframe itself with a bunch of Caravelle's with the SAM operating for Alitalia, a B747-100 of Pan Am which on July 2 1970 was the first airline to conduct 747 services into Brussels with on that date "N737PA" being the lucky one and in the far back a parked Yemen DC-6 of Brothers Air Services.

Date: 12/06/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in the final livery of DAT adopted by September 1970. 

Date: 09/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with "Lions Service Club" logo on its nose adopted by September 1971. 

Date: 02/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: detail of this logo of the Lions Service Club and below it "Antwerp Airport" titles.

Date: 02/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: flying gracefull through the skies, it made its last flight on October 30 1972 and left (just like OO-DVG) Antwerp for the States a bit later on November 18...

Date: 1977

Location: ATL/KATL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: ...where on December 16 it was reregistered "N3433U" to its new owner and flew at least till January 1976 in the colors of DAT without titles. Here depicted afterwards in the process of being polished...

Date: 10/1977

Location: MIA/KMIA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: ...and after this proces was done, the "Sabena" titles did even reappear. 

 

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