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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 on February 7 1989 registered to Para Centrum Oud-Turnhout (established on September 7 1978), 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 here seen such. On Januay 18 1997 the club was dissolved and its assest were on April 21 1998 taken over by Paracentrum Vlaanderen receiving 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 2013, had at Marchovelette (Belgium) a fatal crash after one wing broke off during a flight killing all 11 occupants.


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