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Status of commercial piston engined aircraft on Belgian register: past (EDS-XAL)

 

 

 

Regi Type Msn  Original Belgian operator

Last regi

Current status

OO-EDS

L-18 Lodestar

2446

Air Transport

XB-JUB (N318)

(owner ?)  seen stored SAN 00/02/72 with Mexican registration  fate ?

OO-EEN

Vickers Viking

223

Aviameer Airlines

OO-EEN

b/u SEN 00/04/62

OO-EVG

DC-6B

45501

Delta Air Transport

N501ZS

Everts Air Cargo

OO-FAG

Bristol 170

12791

Avions Fairey

I-SATC

(Societa Avio Transporti Torino)  wfu TRN 00/00/66 and afterwards b/u

OO-FAH

Bristol 170

12787

Avions Fairey

OO-FAH

(Societa Avio Transporti Torino)  wfu & used for spares TRN 00/00/66 (l/n 00/00/67) and afterwards b/u  (never entered service with SATT)

OO-FAI

C-54E

27353

Avions Fairey

D-ADAB

(Transportflug GmbH)  b/u Lampertheim 00/06/79 after been used as restaurant Darmstadt 19/05/70, after been wfu 00/03/79 

OO-FVG

DC-6B

45478

Delta Air Transport

N444CE

Everts Air Cargo

OO-GER

DC-6A/B

43826

BIAS

5U-BAM

(Air Niger)  wfu NIM 26/01/82

OO-GVG

DC-3C

43090

Delta Air Transport

N3433H

(Meridian Air Cargo)  wfu in the USA (date unknown) 

OO-GVP

Airspeed Consul

4312

Air Transport

OO-GVP

crashed Juba (Sudan) 06/01/47 {*,*) 

OO-GVP

C-60A Lodestar

2320

Air Transport

OO-GVP(2)

crashed on t/o and burned out Wadi Halfa (Sudan) 27/07/48 {0,14}

OO-HAD

DHC-3

148

Belgian-Netherlands Antarctic Expedition

OO-HAD

crashed SANAE Station (Antarctica) 09/02/70 {0,?} and parts used to rebuild OO-SUD. Vertical fin noted at military depot of Vissenaken 25/05/05

OO-HEX

DC-6B

45478

BIAS

N444CE

Everts Air Cargo

OO-IFA

DC-6B

43740

International Freight Airways

N84AU

(Interocean Airways)  nose section preserved SAA museum JNB 00/01/98 after been b/u HLA 00/11/90, after been wfu 18/05/89 

OO-KVG

C-47A

4346

Delta Air Transport

N513AC

(Atkins)  canx 29/03/91  presum b/u afterwards

OO-LVG

DC-6B

45496

Delta Air Transport

N151

Everts Air Cargo

OO-NVG

CV-440

333

Delta Air Transport

OO-NVG

being b/u ANR 29/09/76 after been stored and used for spares 20/08/72  (never operated by DAT)

OO-OLY

L-18 Lodestar

2469

Air Transport

OO-OLY

b/u BRU 00/00/50

OO-PAY

DC-6B

45478

BIAS

N444CE

Everts Air Cargo (l/n active FAI 27/09/05)

OO-PVG

CV-440

468

Delta Air Transport

N44828

(Air Resorts Airlines) dbr on emergency landing when overran rwy after fire in engine during flight Jasper (USA) 16/12/84 {*,*)

OO-RIC

C-54A

10563

BIAS

N8060C

(Tiburon Aircraft Inc)  crashed on app into trees near McCormick (USA) 19/11/79 {2,0}

OO-RVG

DC-6B

43549

Delta Air Transport

N6204U

(Northern Air Cargo)  canx 16/12/05 as wfu PAQ

OO-SBA

C-47A

12156

Sobelair

OE-FDA

(Austria Flugdienst)  crashed after t/o when struck into mountain Alfabia Peak at 3300 feet near Mallorca 02/05/59 {5,0}

OO-SBB

C-47B

13033

Sobelair

N45727

sold private owner in Indiana (USA) 29/04/78, presum b/u for scrap

OO-SBC

C-47A

13457

Sobelair

OO-SBC

(BIAS)  b/u TIP by 07/04/77 after been used for spares after been dbr Benghazi 00/07/71  

OO-SBD

C-47A

14012

Sobelair

F-BHKU (N3910A)

(Compagnie Generale de Transports Aeriens Air Algerie)  dbr ORN 26/09/63 {*,*}  sold to French Air Force 31/10/63 presum for spares

OO-SBE

C-47A

12734

Sobelair

9Q-CUK

AMAZ  i/s 1976  fate ?

OO-SBF

C-47A

12050

Sobelair

DO-10

(Finnish Air Force)  crashed near Kuopio (Finland) 03/10/78 {15,0}

OO-SBG

C-47A

13472

Sobelair

TL-KAC

(République Centr'Africaine)  wfu CAI 00/09/75

OO-SBH

C-47A

11979

Sabena

OO-SBH

(BIAS)  dbr on belly landing in Great Sand Sea (Libya) 28/03/69 {0,17}  seen derelict and half covered by sand 16/07/07

OO-SBI

C-47A

13474

Sabena

EC-ARZ

(Spantax)  crashed on t/o when after a few minutes entered a spin and struck the ground at an angle of approx. 90 degrees El Ortigal de Arriba (Tenerife) 07/12/65 {32,0}

OO-SBK

C-47B

15535

Sabena

EC-ASP

(Aeroflete) Fundacion infante de Orleans  wfu QSA 12/01/12 after been wfu MAD 00/00/75  to be preserved as static frame

OO-SBL

C-54D

3099

Sobelair

OO-SBL

(Sobelair)  crashed on app into mountain near Bunia (Congo) 22/04/60 {35,0}

OO-SBO

C-54B

10458

Sobelair

LN-NAA

was converted to ATL-98 Carvair 00/07/63  (International Red Cross)  b/u BKK 00/00/85 after storage 01/06/81

OO-SBT

C-54A

3081

Sabena

9Q-CBT

(Air Zaïre)  crashed Shaba (Zaïre) 13/01/73 {*¨*}

OO-SBV

DC4

42949

Sabena

OD-ADO

(TMA)  dbr when undershot rwy and caught fire MCT 21/01/62 {0,*}

OO-SCD

DH104 Dove 6

04117

AVIEN Charter

OO-SCD

(Moormanair)  b/u but cockpit section preserved Aviodome near AMS 00/12/74 after storage 16/08/72 

OO-SCJ

CV-440

328

Sabena

TAM-44

(Bolivian Air Force)  crashed into Cerro Colorado mountains northeast of La Paz after t/o when gained little height 27/10/75 {67,0} 

OO-SCK

CV-440

330

Sabena

CP-2212

(CAMBA)  dbr on emergency landing after the no. 1 engine caught fire shortly after take-off and destroyed by fire after landing near La Paz 03/11/93 {0,3}

OO-SCL

CV-440

336

Sabena

N73160

(Aspen Airways)  dbr on emergency landing in field near Buena Vista (USA) after en route the no. 2 engine failed 19/01/89 {0,29}   

OO-SCM

CV-440

354

Sabena

EC-899

(Swiftair)  dbr on belly landing after training flight Vitoria (Spain) 19/09/95 {0,*}

OO-SCN

CV-440

361

Sabena

N587X

Air Tahoma

OO-SCO

CV-440

366

Sabena

N73163

JBQ Aviation Corp  wfu ROW

OO-SCP

CV-440

367

Sabena

TAM-74

(Bolivian Air Force)  wfu LPB 00/08/97  l/n derelict 00/10/01

OO-SCQ

CV-440

368

Sabena

N73165

(European Air Transport)  b/u BRU 15/12/94 after been used for spares 30/05/88

OO-SCR

CV-440

373

Sabena

TAM-46

(Bolivian Air Force) dbr on emergency landing when encountering turbulence on app LPB {*,*}

OO-SCS

CV-440

374

Sabena

C-FHKF

Kelowna Flightcraft

OO-SCT

CV-440

381

Sabena

ZK-CIF

Air Chathams

OO-SCV

CV-440

382

Sabena

C-FARO

(Air Niagara Express)  b/u YYZ by 12/03/00 after storage 00/00/98

OO-SDA

DC-6B

43062

Sabena

EP-AES

(Iran Air)  presum b/u THR after storage 01/05/71 

OO-SDB

DC-6B

43063

Sabena

OO-SDB

crashed when the aircraft drifted away and struck the slope of the Costons dell'Acquasanta (Italy) at a height of 1700m on flight BRU-CIA-Leopoldsville (Kinshasa) 13/02/55 {29,0}

OO-SDC

DC-6B

43064

Sabena

N5594R

(Trans Air Link (Atlas Aircraft Corp))  wfu MIA 00/10/82  fate ?

OO-SDD

DC-6B

43148

Sabena

9Q-CBM

(LUKAS)  wfu FIH 00/00/83  l/n 13/10/84  fate ?

OO-SDE

DC-6B

43149

Sabena

9Q-CLB

(Air Congo)  wfu FIH 00/00/70  fate ?

OO-SDF

DC-6B

43827

Sabena

F-BGTZ

(UTA)  crashed on t/o when caught by downburst Salisbury (Harare) 26/12/58 {3,67}

OO-SDG

DC-6B

43828

Sabena

HK-1701

(Tampa)  presum b/u LET (date unknown) after storage 08/11/77

OO-SDQ

DC-6B

44695

Sabena

TR-LQE

(Air Gabon)  wfu LBV 00/11/74  fate ?

OO-SFA

DC-7C

45157

Sabena

OO-SFA

crashed into buildings on emergency landing when stalled on attempted go-around CAS 18/05/58 {61,4} 

OO-SFB

DC-7C

45158

Sabena

HI-619CA

(Aero Tin)  crashed after t/o into water due to engine failure near Dania Beach (Florida) 06/11/92 {0,5}

OO-SFC

DC-7C

45159

Sabena

EC-BSQ

(Spantax (AENA - Spanish Airport Authority))  b/u 23/12/08 LPA after been wfu and preserved LPA 00/00/85   

OO-SFD

DC-7C

45160

Sabena

G-ARUD

(Caledonian Airways)  crashed on t/o into a tidall swamp and exploded on impact after gaining little height and struck trees DLA 04/03/62 {111,0}

OO-SFE

DC-7C

45161

Sabena

G-ASID

(Caledonian Airways)  dbr on heavy landing in thunderstorm when nose + left main gear collapsed IST 28/09/64 {0,97}

OO-SFG

DC-7C

45308

Sabena

5T-TAR

(North American Aircraft Trading)  dbr in a ground collision Uli (Nigeria) 03/10/68 {*,*}. During 00/00/68 destroyed by Nigerian Air Force MIG fighters

OO-SFK

DC-7C

45495

Sabena

EC-BDM

(Spantax)  b/u BOD 00/00/74

OO-SMA

C-47B

26501

Sabena

OT-CWA (N99346)

(Belgian Air Force)  b/u Koksijde 00/04/79 after storage 11/12/73

OO-SMB

C-47B

32557

Sabena

KAT-03

(Katangese Air Force)  captured by UNO Forces at Elizabethville  fate ?

OO-SMC

C-47B

26046

Sabena

OT-CNG

(Belgian Air Force)  b/u BRU 24/01/72 after storage 18/01/65

OO-SMD

C-47B

26048

Sabena

OT-CWH

(Belgian Air Force)  crashed Paulis (Congo) 01/12/58 {*,*}

OO-SMR

DC-6A

45458

Sabena

PK-BAX

(Bayu Indonesia Air)  wfu and used as restaurant "DC-6 Aero Restaurant" Bogor (Indonesia) 00/09/91 after seen stored JKT 00/11/89  l/n 00/00/03 in Konica film c/s

OO-SNA

Ju52/3m

   ?

Ministerie van Verkeerswezen

OO-SNA

wfu by 17/04/54 and presum b/u afterwards

OO-SNB

Ju52/3m

   ?

Ministerie van Verkeerswezen

OO-SNB

canx BRU 17/04/54 after presum been stored 09/11/49 and presum b/u afterwards

OO-SNC

C-47B

32664

Ministerie van Verkeerswezen

CU-T1159

Aerotaxi  (l/n HAV 24/05/06, possible wfu)

OO-SND

Ju52/3m

   ?

Ministerie van Verkeerswezen

OO-SND

b/u BRU by 31/05/51 (possible never used)

OO-SRA

Avro Anson I

MK242

Belgian Air Service

OO-SRA

crashed on landing in fog due to fuel shortage AMS after divertion Eelde which had also fog 14/08/49 {0,*}

OO-SUD

DHC-3

297

Centre National des Recherches Polaires

OO-SUD

wfu & preserved Brussels Aviation Museum 00/00/73

OO-TBA

C-47A

12172

Sobelair

N3BA

Jim Hankins Air Service Inc  seen wfu but intact with titles HKS 28/08/13

OO-TVG

CV-440

404

Delta Air Transport

N44825

(Air Resorts Airlines)  seen wfu CLD 11/05/90

OO-UBT

C-47A

19536

Sabena

N47FE

(Inter Ocean Airways)  crashed after t/o possible due to being shot down UEL 21/04/88 {2,1}

OO-UVG

CV-440

349

Delta Air Transport

N44826

(Air Resorts (Valerda Inc))  b/u CLD by 00/05/93 after storage 00/11/87

OO-VAN

DC-4

10452

BIAS

9Q-CBG

(Kinair Cargo)  crashed M'Bamou Island (Zaïre) 23/08/88 {5,*}

OO-VDF

C-47B

9410

Delta Air Transport

C9-ATH

(Inter Ocean Airways)  reported sold (date unknown) to Air Cess as EL-AWB   wfu Mbuji-Maji DR Congo 00/00/00 (as C9-ATH) after company ceased ops (l/n 00/07/04)
 

OO-VFG

DC-6B

45077

Delta Air Transport

9Q-CCM

(LUKAS (Kinair))  b/u FIH 00/00/97 after storage 12/07/86 & used for spares (was l/n derelict 00/04/96) 

OO-VGB

DC-6B

43830

Delta Air Transport

OO-VGB

dbr on t/o when nose wheel collapsed SEN 04/10/74 {0,105}  b/u for spares 30/01/75

OO-VGE

DC-6B

45501

Delta Air Transport

N501ZS

Everts Air Cargo  ferried FAI 10/08/14 after been wfu YYX

OO-VGF

DC-6B

45478

Delta Air Transport

N444CE

Everts Air Cargo

OO-VGJ

CV-440

439

Delta Air Transport

XA-TFZ

Aerocedros

OO-VGK

DC-6B

45506

Delta Air Transport

C-GIOY

(Conair Aviation)  seen wfu YXX 13/06/01

OO-VGL

DC-6B

45496

Delta Air Transport

N151

Everts Air Cargo

OO-VGP

CV-440

468

Delta Air Transport

N44828

(Air Resorts Airlines) dbr on emergency landing when overran rwy after fire in engine during flight Jasper (USA) 16/12/84 {*,*)

OO-VGT

CV-440

404

Delta Air Transport

N44825

(Air Resorts Airlines (Theodore L Vallas))  b/u CLD 00/03/97 after seen wfu CLD 11/05/90

OO-VGU

CV-440

349

Delta Air Transport

N44826

(Air Resorts Airlines (Valerda Inc))  b/u CLD by 970100 storage 00/11/87

OO-VGW

CV-440

474

Delta Air Transport

XA-RYV

Aerocedros

OO-WIP

DH104 Dove 6

04493

Golden River Aviation

6V-ACL

(Air Sénégal)  wfu DKR early seventies and presum b/u

OO-XAB

Handley Page Halifax

?

Trans-Air

G-AKAP

b/u Thame 00/03/48

OO-XAC

Shorts Sterling

? ex PK172

Trans-Air

OO-XAC

crashed into cemetery when failed to get airborne K'un-ming (China) 22/12/47 {1,29}

OO-XAD

Shorts Sterling

? ex PK180

Trans-Air

   ?

(Royal Egyptian Air Force)  wfu & b/u CAI during 1951

OO-XAE

Shorts Sterling

? ex PK181

Air Transport

   ?

(Royal Egyptian Air Force)  wfu & b/u CAI during 1951

OO-XAH

Shorts Sterling

? ex PJ900 

Trans-Air

   ?

(Royal Egyptian Air Force)  wfu & b/u CAI during 1951

OO-XAK

Shorts Sterling

? ex PK136

Air Transport

   ?

(Royal Egyptian Air Force)  wfu & b/u CAI during 1951

OO-XAL

Shorts Sterling

? ex PK182

Air Transport

   ?

(Royal Egyptian Air Force)  wfu & b/u CAI during 1951

 

 

 

 

Notes:
- registrations that have not been taken up in Belgian register (ntu) are excluded.
- only postwar II aircraft have been included, except for DC-3/C-47.

Some abbreviations used: app=approach, arr=arrived, a/w= all white, b/u=broken up, canx = cancelled, c/s=color scheme, dbr=damaged beyond repair, f/c=full colors, i/s= in service, l/n=last noted,  lsd=leased, msn=manufactory serial number, n/t=no titles,  opf=operating for, presum=presumable, reg=registration, rwy=runway, s/t=small titles, wfu=withdrawn from use. IATA codes are used for airports (see link-page on this web). Date is read as day/month/year. Numbers between {  } read as left=fatalities, right=survivers, +=fatalities on ground.  

Source: Piston Engined Airliner Production List (TAHS), Aviation Letter, Scramble, Airnieuws, Onze Sabena, Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 (MCP), Douglas DC-6 (AP), The Convairliners Story (ABP),
World Directory of Airliner Crashes (PSL) and various info via internet.

Special thanks to B. Ceulemans for some additions and corrections.

Contribution of pictures is encouraged as some are still missing especially in the section "prop and piston engined aircraft". Credit (from your collection) will be all yours. 

Please send additions or corrections to SkyStef

Fully updated in the first half of each month with changes in green (left column).


Last update: August 26, 2014