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Douglas C-47A-1-DK Skytrain  (11982)


Date: -

Location: TIP/HLLT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: delivered to Sabena on June 9 1953, it was transferred to Linair on November 24 1959 lasting till July 1 1965. Here it's captured in the colors of Sabena but with titles and logo of the Libyan company. On July 11 1968 BIAS took over these Lybian operations without changing the outfit which for this airframe would end on August 18 1972.

Date: 04/1973

Location: KJK/EBKT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was for seven months stored at Brussels, but on March 31 1973 it was ferried to Kortrijk / Wevelgem for further storage. Here seen such shortly after its arrival wearing the old (but final) basic colors of Sabena with "Linair" titles in Arabic script and the new tail logo wiped out.

Date: 09/07/1973

Location: KJK/EBKT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen three months later in a basking sun. On July 8 1973 it was officially cancelled from the Belgian register to be become shortly afterwards "N6894". Here in this picture seen one day later it was still sporting the Belgian regi and on April 19 1974 it was ferried to the States.


Belgian register