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Bristol 175 Britannia 253 (13456)


Date: 1976

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second Bristol Britannia for Young Cargo in basic Royal Air Force colors, but with red cheatline. It was such rolled out at Stansted on January 12 1976. From March 1976 onwards, a tiny sticker was added below the cockpit windows indicating "in co-operation with Liberia World Airlines" and is such depicted.

Date: 12/1976

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on August 22 1976 it was ferried to Ostend, where in never took the sky again as it became a source of spares for the other flying Britannia's. Altogether, this frame was only operational between January and August 1976 and after 4 years of storage scrapped.

Date: 03/1977

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: Michel Klein

Description: the same airframe with the inner prop missing.

Date: 05/1980

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen three months before being demolished, which started on August 30 1980.


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