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B707-329 (17623/78)

 


Date: 1959

Location: RNT/KRNT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: just before being delivered, Sabena B707 wearing its first color scheme and with the large vertical fin. 

Date: 10/03/1973

Location: LBG/LFPB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: first livery with smaller fin. 

Date: 1974

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: wearing the full old markings of Air Algerie during a 4 month lease from December 1973 onwards.

 
Date: 19/10/1974

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after this lease the second and final Sabena livery was adopted.

 
Date: 28/12/1980

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen at Ostend on a diverted flight for Brussels where freezing fog was present. Three months later, on March 29 1981, it was damaged on an emergency landing at Brussels when engine number 3 exploded just after take-off and ultimate it would never fly again.

 
Date: 04/1982

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: 1,5 years later seen stored with some engines removed.

Date: 04/1982

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: detail of the nose which, as history would tell, went afterwards to the Brussels museum.

Date: 07/1982

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Frans Dechaene

Description: from June 24 1982 onwards, the break up process began and due to lack of space only the nose section went to the Brussels Air Museum in Brussels by 1983.

 

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