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Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo-Porter (710)

 

 
Date: 09/1989

Location: -/EBOT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this second hand Pilatus airframe (ex Zimex) was registered to Para Centrum Oud-Turnhout on February 7 1989 and arrived one day later at Brussels airport in an all white livery without titles. Later in that year the full livery was adopted, here it's depicted such making also an advertisment for a well known Belgian ice cream dealer "IJsboerke".

Date: 08/1996

Location: -/EBDT

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in the mid nineties the advertisement was removed and it's here seen such. On April 21 1998 it was rebranded as Paracentrum Vlaanderen and received also an updated livery (without titles) which was all yellow with a pink rudder and wingtips. On March 12 2000 it had a non-fatal accident at Moorsele airfield when it stalled just after take-off with no casualties among the 10 occupants. On August 28 2001 it was officially cancelled and was to be rebuild by Pilatus being registered to its previous registration "HB-FFP". On March 5 2003 it came back as "OO-NAC" for Namur Air Promotion which ten years later, on October 19, had at Marchovelette (Belgium) a fatal crash after one wing broke off during a flight killing all 11 occupants.

 

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