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 Sud Aviation SE.316B Alouette III (2640)

 

 
Date: 25/09/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this factory fresh Allouette III was on July 12 1974 delivered to the Belgian Government as "O-PCB" operated by Protection Civile / Civiele Bescherming under the name of Héli-Secours / Helihulp. The registration was referring to Protection Civile / Civiele Bescherming, with the French titles on the left hand side and the Dutch on the right hand side. Here it's seen such from its Dutch side with near the stair "Helihulp" titles. It was operated to bring caualties on the ground in a fast way to any hospital in Belgium as road transport was at that era stiill not that advanced.

Date: 02/08/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen from the French side with near the stairs also "Helisecours" titles.

Date: 13/06/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: carrying an emergency telephone number "900".

Date: 08/1981

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on July 1 1976 it was written in the Belgian civil register and kept on doing the same business, here seen such. Its last flight was made on October 15 1986 and was afterwards stored at Crisnée (Belgium). It was cancelled from the register on September 4 1989, after in January 1989 being sold to the Belgian Air Force. It was in July 1989 transported by road to Koksijde Air Base and would become "M-4 / OT-ZPD". However the deal fell through never taking up the military serial. Instead it was in April 1991 transported by a Belgian Air Force C-130 to Marseille airport as being sold to Eurocopter for a resale. But no buyer was found and it's fuselage was over there last seen in October 1997, still in the same original Belgian outfit.

 

Belgian register