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Dornier Do 28D-1 Skyservant (4023)


Date: 06/1981

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this second hand Dornier was registered on March 25 1980 to Walphot (Société Wallonne de Photogrammétrie) for remote sensing purpose and based at Amougies airfield / Brussels Airport. Here it's seen in the only livery without titles when with the company which was the livery of previous operator Aerokort (of Denmark), which on its turn being a remnant of another previous operator Flashband Flight (of the Netherlands)

Date: ca. 1982

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen taxiing out on the General Aviation platform at Brussels Airport. In March 1987 it migrated to Eurosense based at Brussels Airport.

Date: 04/05/1989

Location: Kampenhout (Belgium)

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on May 4 1989, when on a photo mission, it ran out of fuel and was damaged on an emergency landing in a cornfield at Berg Lelle (Kampenhout) near Brussels Airport, luckely without casualties of the two people on board. It was never repaired and remained laid up inside a hangar at Brussels Airport, later in 1990 it was donated to the Brussels Air Museum whereby due to lack of space over there at first stored at Weelde Air Base, afterwards Koksijde Air Base. Between 1995-2007 it was on loan to V.T.I. (a technical school in Ostend) and used as instructional airframe. Meanwhile it was cancelled from the register, namely on December 18 2003. From 2007 on it was again stored at a military depot in Vissenaken (Belgium), also part of the Brussels Air Museum, since 2017 stored at a military depot in Landen (Belgium).


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