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OO-CBU

 

Douglas C-47B-5-DK Skytrain  (25799)

 

 
Date: 26/11/1967

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: delivered at Brussels on January 24 1953, this airframe is wearing the second and final color scheme of Sabena and remained operational till 1969.

Date: 12/1959

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: from November 16 1959 onwards it was a couple of years used by "Linair" in basic Sabena colors, here seen such just before entering service with them.

Date: 04/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

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Description: wearing the very first livery of Delta Air Transport with KLM sticker, it arrived at Antwerp on March 1 1969 being the third Douglas of this company becoming operational from March 5 onwards. Here seen arriving after a flight from AMS.

Date: 05/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: left hand side, seen departing on another flight to AMS. 

Date: 04/1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with sistership OO-AUX and Beech OO-VDE

Date: 04/1972

Location: EMA/EGNX

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: during the second half of 1970 it received its update levery. After been sold to Kestrel Aviation, it was on April 30 1971 ferried from ANR to EMA and was cancelled from the register on May 10 of the same year. Here seen one year later still in the full DAT outfit with visible "OO-CBU" registration, being proof it never entered service with the British carrier.

Date: 19/06/1972

Location: EMA/EGNX

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: a couple of months later seen without titles. After the British airline ceased volontary its operations on November 1 1972, it was broken up for spares in January 1973.

 

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