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OO-SJG

 

Boeing 707-329 (18460/328)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
02/11/62 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton. Large vertical fin
11/12/62 OO-SJG Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1448
09/01/63 - - Made its first flight from Renton
20/01/63 - - Ferried to Brussels
00/03/63 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till early 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
16/03/65 - - 10000th flight from Leopoldsville to Brussels
00/03/67 - Nigeria Airways Leased for Hadj flights
00/03/67 - Sabena Returned
08/05/72 - - Hijacked on SN571 Brussels-Vienna-Tel Aviv flight after t/o from Vienna. Landed Tel Aviv at 0515PM and kept by four Palestinean guerillas for 23 hours, until Israeli commandos liberated the pax. Two guerillas were killed and four pax were injured
00/00/72 - Tunis Air Leased for Hadj flights with full colors
00/00/72 - Sabena Returned
00/00/73 - Tunis Air Leased for Hadj flights
00/00/73 - Sabena Returned
00/02/77 - - Removed from service and placed in storage at Brussels
25/02/77 - - Canx from Belgian register. TAT 46009 hrs
25/02/77 4X-BYM Israel Aircraft Industries Purchased 
00/03/77 - El Al Leased in basic Sabena colors but with EL AL tail motive and inscription "on lease to EL AL" and serial "317" and such noted at Frankfurt on 27/03/1977
00/07/77 - Israel Aircraft Industries Returned. Converted as KC.135 ELINT/SIGINT aircraft 
00/10/77 4X-JYM Israel Air Force Transferred. Military code No 137
00/06/80 - - TAT 46828 hrs
00/03/81 - - TAT 46828 hrs
00/00/81 - - Placed in storage Tel Aviv
00/00/82 - - Reentered service
00/00/91 - - Removed from service
00/00/93 - - Returned to service
00/00/05 - - Still in use
00/00/06 - - Placed in storage Tel Aviv

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)
Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP)
Chronicle of Aviation (JLIP)
Chronique de l'Aviation  (JLIP)
Jet Airliner Production List (TAHS)
JP Airline Fleets (Buchair)
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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