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 Fairchild-Hiller 227B (551)

 

 
Date: 1979

Location: OST/EBOS

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Description: the first FH227 of Delta Air Transport was the third one to arrive at Antwerp on May 8 1977 and is wearing the first of three color schemes.

Date: 08/1979

Location: BRU/EBBR

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Description: it was between 1979-1983 operational on behalf of Sabena, here depicted in DAT colors and tail logo but with "Sabena" titles on the left side only.

Date: 05/1981

Location: BRU/EBBR

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Description: by February 1981 in full Sabena markings, here depicted with "Sabena" titles somewhat obscured by the engine. This was corrected a couple of months later by switching the "Sabena" titles with the "belgian world airlines" titles. See also below with the accident pictures.

Date: 09/07/1981

Location: BRU/EBBR

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Description: on July 9 1981, during a training flight simulating a one engine shut down, this engine couldn't be restarted resulting in a landing in a field of Erps-Kwerps (1 km short of runway 25L), but no casualties among the 2 pilots.

Date: 07/1981

Location: BRU/EBBR

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Description: depicted when towed to runway 25L. As damage was minor, the airframe was repaired by December 24 and back operational from January 1 1982 on.

Date: 08/1983

Location: AMS/EHAM

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Description: it was returned to Delta Air Transport by the end of March 1983 and its colors were neutralized with very small "DAT" titles in the cheatline.

Date: 05/1984

Location: BSL/LFSB

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Description: starting from April 1 1984 onwards, it was leased for 7 months to Crossair. Depicted in basic Sabena colors with small "Crossair" titles.

Date: 06/1984

Location: GVA/LSGG

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Description: bit later, the "Crossair" titles were enlarged.

Date: 10/1986

Location: ANR/EBAW

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Description: second color scheme.

Date: 03/1989

Location: ANR/EBAW

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Description: third and final color scheme for the airframe and carrier, from 1988 on officially known as "DAT", it was operational till December 1989. It was stored for over a year at Antwerp before leaving to Norwich on January 16 1991 for further storage.

Date: 10/1992

Location: NWI/EGSH

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Description: over there, the airframe was cancelled to Uruguay on September 30 1992 as bought by Aerolineas Uruguayas. Here depicted prior delivery, still in full DAT markings but registered as "CX-BQU". It left for its new home base in South America on October 6 1992.

 

Belgian register