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Reims/Cessna F.182P (F0018-63925)


Date: 1976

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Cessna (build by Reims) was on April 29 1976 registered to Abelag Aviation, established in 1964 and basing this airframe at Grimbergen airfield. Here seen captured in a rare photograph in a light brown livery without titles as it only stayed for eight months in the register being cancelled on December 20 1976. It migrated three days later to Switzerland as "HB-CEV" and with this Swiss registration its life came tragically to an end thirteen years later, namely on July 30 1989, when it smashed into a mountain in poor weather. A crash report (in German) can be found here.


Belgian register