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OO-ABA

 

B707-351C (18746/367)


Date: 05/1979

Location: YVR/CYVR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: Abelag Airways sole B707 seen being prepared at Vancouver, still with Canadian registration "C-FPWJ". Its color scheme was based on previous Canadian operator 'Pacific Western Airlines".

 

Date: 26/06/1979

Location: CDG/LFPG

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was reregistered "OO-ABA" on May 16 1979. From June 13 1979 onwards, it was briefly leased to French operator "UTA" replacing a DC10 which had an accident and is here depicted in France.

 

Date: 14/07/1979

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: depicted on a rare visit to Ostend.

 

Date: 10/01/1981

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: reregistered "C-GRYO" on December 19 1979, it left for Hong Kong for a lease Ontario Worldair where it was painted and entered service two weeks later. Due to financial difficulties, operations ceased on November 22 1980 and it was repossessed by Air Belgium the next day. It was ferried to Brussels in full Ontario markings on December 10 1980, came back in the register seven days later and remained stored till April 4 1981. Then it was operational in basic Ontario colors without titles till sold to Libya in July 1981.

 

Belgian register