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OO-NVG

 

Convair CV-440-62 Metropolitan (333)

 

 
Date: 11/1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the fourth Convair of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on August 20 1972 in the basic livery of previous operator Iberia as "OO-UVG" but this regi was not taken up. Here captured with erased "U" which became "N" of "NVG".

Date: 1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen being painted in the full colors, this airframe was in fact never operational as after a close examination maintenance costs for operational status was estimated a bit too high. Thus it remained stored for a while, but as vandals damaged the plane on November 4 1973, DAT decided to use it for spares only till the Autumn of 1977.

Date: 27/05/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen laid up on the grass with no propellers.

Date: 23/08/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: other side.

Date: 29/08/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: nose cone removed.

Date: 12/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: devoid of titles and registration.

Date: 12/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a storm out of ballance and "ready for it's final take off", it was seen cut in pieces at Antwerp on October 1 1977 after over 5 years of storage.

 

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