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Reims/Cessna FR.172F (FR172-00121)


Date: 04/1973

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this almost factory fresh Cessna (build by Reims) was registered on June 27 1969 to Publi-Air based at Grimbergen airfield, here seen in a livery without titles, except for a number in the tail for an air ralley. On July 21 1975 it crashed at Wolvertem (Belgium) without casualties of the four people on board and the airframe was also repairable. On August 28 1976 the ' wreckage ' was seen at Moorsele airfield. In 1977 it was sold to a private user (M. Rutjens) for possible restoration, but later that year on May 12 it was cancelled from the register. In the early eighties it ended up for a while in the Curiosa Museum at Heule (Belgium) as being on display there, but when the owner of this museum passed away on November 6 2001 it was in 2003 seen with a scrap dealer at Breda (the Netherlands) where it was shortly afterwards broken up.


Belgian register