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Douglas DC-6B (43740)


Date: 15/03/1977

Location: LBG/LFPB

Photo: Christian Volpati

Description: IFA sole aircraft wearing the full colors, taken just after been out of the paint shop, but without (a visible) registration. At that moment in fact still "F-OCYJ", sold to IFA by Air Djibouti.

Date: 09/04/1977

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: Willi Pokall

Description: the airframe entered the Belgian register on March 29 1977, one day later being delivered at Ostend, here seen such a week later at its home base.

Date: 17/07/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: here seen with running engines ready for departure on a summer charter from Antwerp.

Date: 06/1978

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it remained active till the carriers demise on May 31 1978, here seen shortly afterwards in open storage at Ostend.

Date: 12/1978

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was cancelled on September 12 1978 as "N799TA" and left for the States on December 6 1978.

Date: 11/1979

Location: HLA/FALA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: as far as in the early eighties the color scheme was little changed, after passing several owners. Here pictured when on maintenance / storage at Lanseria when it was with Urban U Drew.


Belgian register