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Convair CV-440-62 Metropolitan (333)

 

 
Date: 1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this airframe of Delta Air Transport arrived at Antwerp on August 20 1972 (as OO-UVG but ntu). Here captured shortly after the delivery flight and wearing the basic colors of previous operator "Iberia".

Date: 1972

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen being painted in the full colors, this airframe was in fact never operational. At first it remained stored for a while, but as vandals damaged the plane on November 4 1973, DAT decided to use it for spares till the Autumn of 1977.

Date: 27/05/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen laid up on the grass, DAT decided to use it for spares till the Autumn of 1977.

Date: 23/08/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: other side, with clearly the propellers seen missing, which was also notable in the above picture taken 3 months earlier.

Date: 29/08/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: nose cone removed.

Date: 12/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: devoid of titles and registration.

Date: 12/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: after a storm out of ballance and "ready for it's final take off", it was seen cut in pieces at Antwerp on October 1 1977 after over 5 years of storage.

 

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