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McDonnell Douglas DC10-30(CF) (47906)


Date: 1973

Location: -

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the first Douglas jet airframe for Sabena arrived at Brussels on September 22 1973. After months of storage (pilot salary dispute) it went operational to Heathrow from March 22 1974 onwards (for crew training) and was on the Tokyo run (via Anchorage) from April 5 onwards . Here captured on a promo flight in its first livery.

Date: 23/08/1974

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on landing at its home base.

Date: 06/1984

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: parked at its home base, still in the first colors.

Date: 28/12/1992

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: second (and for Sabena the airframes final) livery which was adopted mid eighties. In 1983 it was converted into full pax configuration.

Date: 10/1989

Location: DXB/OMDB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: between June 1987 and October 1989 leased to JAT in full livery.

Date: 12/1989

Location: LHR/EGLL

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after this lease it was repainted at Brussels in basic Sabena colors with "Zambia Airways" titles and tail logo, for an immediate lease to this African carrier which took place between November 16 1989 and January 27 1990. By the end of October 1994 it was withdrawn from use, and the airframe left the Belgian register on December 6 1994.

Date: 12/1994

Location: MIA/KMIA

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: the next operator became World Airways, registered as "N116WA", with on the engines still "Sabena" titles.


Belgian register