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Piper PA.23 Apache 160 (23-576)


Date: 1968

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this second Piper Apache was registered to a private user (Hansez) on January 26 1960, based at Brussels airport. Later in the sixties it changied hands to Etablissement Henkart, Van Velsen & Laoureux (Brussels airport) and here seen such with small 'HVL Air Service' titles on the upper fuselage (see also upper left inset). On December 31 1969 it migrated to European Air Services (Charleroi airport). A year later it was reregistered as "OO-NVC" for Air Training and Taxi Center (A.T.T.C.) on December 29 1970. Two years later in October 1972 it went to Travair based at Antwerp airport. On April 3 1978 it was cancelled from the register moving eleven days later to the English one as "G-BFSK" for A.F. Aviation Limited but was only used as ground trainer in Oxford (U.K.) and was over there cancelled from the register on December 12 1983 as permanently withdrawn from use. In April 1994 it was most probable ditched in shallow water to be used as diving object for a club north of RAF Croughton (U.K.).


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