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Convair CV-580(F) (135)


Date: 02/1988

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the fourth Convair of European Air Transport was delivered at Brussels on October 26 1987 in the basic colors of previous operator Emery Air Freight and without titles. Afterwards it went into maintenance for over one year to rebuild the nose section due to corrosion.

Date: 05/1989

Location: FRA/EDDF

Photo: Heiko Hauptreif

Description: on March 24 1989 it was ferried to East Midlands to get painted in the DHL livery, here seen such in slightly darker colors compared to the other airframes of them.

Date: 15/06/1989

Location: STR/EDDS

Photo: Armin Reimold

Description: seen with letter "D" on its nose.

Date: 30/06/1993

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: seen with white nose adopted in 1990 to avoid bird strikes.

Date: 23/10/1992

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: captured on runway 25R just after scraping it for about 150m with a retracted nosewheel, but luckely without injuries. Afterwards the airframe was repaired within two weeks and soldiered on till 1996 when on November 11 it was transferred to siter company Swiftair being cancelled as "EC-GKH".


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