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Riley Dove 400 (04256)

 

 
Date: 08/02/1969

Location: TIP/HLLT

Photo: Ken Fielding

Description: registered on September 28 1967, this BIAS Riley Dove was operating for "Linair" who on its turn subleased it to oil companies like BP which in the begin wore the colors of BP itself. Its headquarters were at Benghazi, but it operated from Benina. After an accident at its operational base on January 22 1968, it was repaired in England and continued working for "Linair" after been repainted with a blue color scheme like the other "Linair" DC-3's. Later in 1969 it was temporary leased to a little known Belgian company called SIDMA wearing their full golden color scheme and when it went back operating for "Linair", it retained the livery of "SIDMA".

Date: 10/1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: late 1970 the flights in Libya were discontinued and on April 15 1971 the airframe migrated to Antwerp based company "Sotramat". Main tasks were however general aviation flights from Brussels and a few photoflights on behalf of Belfotop. Here after its return from Libya it's depicted in the SIDMA colors with partly erased titles.

Date: 04/1971

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: later without markings seen landing on runway 26L at its operational base BRU. It was sold to "Fairflight Charters" as "G-ASUW" on February 13 1975.

 

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