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Boeing 737-229 Advanced (21177)

 

 
Date: 03/1985

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this B737 airframe for Sabena was delivered at Brussels on December 9 1975 and became operational one week later. Here captured in the first of three color schemes.

Date: 16/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on January 16 1981 after the evening flight from Heathrow (SN626), it skidded off a wet taxiway into the grass with its nosewheel ending up in the mud. Luckely no injuries among crew and pax, here captured a few hours after the incident.

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the morning after. 

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: later that day, preparations began to lift the plane by embarking the payload.

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: wider view.

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: a crane making the preparations. 

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: and the lift began. 

Date: 17/01/1981

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: transported to the hangar where it was repaired as damage was minimal. 

Date: 24/04/1991

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: second color scheme adopted mid eighties.

Date: 18/09/1993

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: third (and final) color scheme adopted early nineties.

Date: 09/08/1996

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: here decorated with three stickers: one "Flying together with Swissair", an other one for the Olympic Games of 1996 and the last one of cartoon "Marsipulami".

 

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