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OO-FVG

 

Douglas DC-6B (45478)

 

 
Date: 12/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

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Description: the first DC-6 for Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on December 14 1971 as OO-PAY of BIAS (being also ex OO-HEX). This airframe was re-registerd the same day to "OO-FVG" and did wear the livery of BIAS and is depicted such with "Delta Air Transport" titles added.

Date: 12/1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: bit later a slight adjustment was done in the color scheme as seen here and it was put such into commercial service on December 24 1971.

Date: 01/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

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Description: early 1972, the tail logo was added. Later also a logo was added below the cockpit representing "Gazet Van Antwerpen" which is a well known Belgian newspaper based in Antwerp (see pictures below).

Date: 04/1972

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on April 6 1972 the airframe, chartered by "British Air Ferries" for a flight Ostend - Southend, encountered a nose wheel collapse as the crew by mistake retracted the gear too soon. Luckely no injuries among the pax and crew on board and is here seen in its embarrassing position at Ostend.

Date: 04/1972

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on the apron waiting for repairs.

Date: 04/1972

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in provisional repair by Braathens SAFE technicians as the airframe was later ferried to SVG for permanent repairs.

Date: 05/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: when it returned to Antwerp the livery was slightly adjusted with a straightened cheatline on the nose and also a different logo below the cockpit representing "Antwerp Chamber". For a detail of this logo see OO-VGF, being reregistered such on July 17 1973.

 

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