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OO-SJJ

 

Boeing 707-329C (19162/480)

 

Date
Registration
Company
History
10/02/66 - Boeing Rolled out at Renton
09/03/66 OO-SJJ Sabena Registered with Belgian CoA 1632
10/03/66 - - Made its first flight from Renton
24/03/66 - - Ferried to Brussels
00/00/66 - Air Congo Leased several short periods till mid 1967 in Sabena colors with Air Congo titles
00/00/68 - - Carried name "Med Belgiska Jordgubbar" on the nose for strawberry transportation to Sweden
04/04/69 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Anchorage-Tokyo service
03/08/69 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Athens-Bombay-Bangkok service
00/12/73 - Nigeria Airways Leased for hadj flights with full Sabena colors and "Nigeria Airways" sticker
00/12/73 - Sabena Returned
04/04/74 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Vienna-Teheran-Kuala Lumpur-Jakarta service
00/05/78 - - Cabin specially modified for flights to Atlanta
01/06/78 - - Inaugurated Brussels-Atlanta service
11/06/81 - Air Belgium Leased
00/07/81 - Sabena Returned
00/09/81 - - TAT 53963 hrs
18/04/82 - El Al Leased
22/04/82 - Sabena Returned
00/00/82 - - Converted into all freighter configuration
04/10/82 - Jet 24 Noted Miami in Sabena colors
22/07/83 - - Canx from Belgian register. TAT 54821 hrs
23/07/83 9Q-CVG Katale Aero Transport Purchased and painted in full colors
27/07/83 - - Ferried to Zaire
00/06/84 - - TAT 55862 hrs, 1041 hrs with KAT, and 304 hrs in June
00/00/88 - - Named "Sebutama"
30/08/89 - - Noted in Brussels during maintenance
01/03/90 - - Damaged beyond repair on heavy and undershot landing at Goma when right main gear collapsed. Crew of six survived. Placed in storage in poor conditions
00/00/90 - - Broken up

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)

De Belgische civiele luchtvaart in beeld (Europese Bibliotheek) 
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, Flight International, 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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