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OO-SJE

 

Boeing 707-329 (17627/133)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
20/04/60 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
12/05/60 OO-SJE Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1308
25/05/60 - - Made its first flight from Renton
07/06/60 - - Handed over 
11/06/60 - - Ferried to Brussels
05/07/60 - - Carried 164 pax from London to Idlewild (largest number of pax to leave London on a single flight to date)
09/07/60 - - Participated Congo airlift (together with SJA, SJB, SJC and SJD: 62 flights with average of 250 pax)
00/03/61 - Persian Air Service Leased for weekly Teheran-Geneva-Brussels service
00/00/61 - Sabena Returned
00/00/62 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till early 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
05/03/67 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights
30/03/67 - Sabena Returned
01/04/72 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Vienna-Teheran-Bangkok-Singapore service
00/11/75 - Mandala Airlines Leased for Hadj flights
00/01/76 - Sabena Returned
00/03/76 - Nigeria Airways Leased
00/05/76 - Sabena Returned
18/05/76 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Montreal-Havana-Mexico service
00/00/77 - Sobelair Leased in full Sabena markings
15/02/78 - - Nose wheel collapsed during undershot landing at Tenerife/Santa Cruz and destroyed by fire. No injuries among 189 pax and 9 crew. TAT 56787 hrs
10/05/78 - - Canx from register

Following sources are greatly acknowledged.

Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 (Buchair USA)
The Boeing 707-720 and C-135 (Air-Britain Publication)
Airliners in Belgium - BCARG special 1 Boeing 707 Intercontinental (Aviation Society of Antwerp vzw)
World Directory of Airliner Crashes (PSL)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
Chronicle of Aviation (JLIP)
Chronique de l'Aviation  (JLIP)

Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
Sabena 60 years experience
Sabena 70 jaar luchtvaartpionier
Magazines: Aviation Letter, Scramble, Luftfahrt Journal, Jetstream, Carnets de Vol, Onze/Notre Sabena
Various text and photo material to be found on the internet like the B707 database maintained by Servaas Verbrugge.

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