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Boeing 727-29QC (19402)

 

Date: -

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Boudewijn Ceulemans

Description: the second Sabena Boeing 727 arrived at Brussels on June 6 1967 and is here depicted in the first of two liveries.

Date: 1969

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was one of the three quick change models used by the Belgian national carrier.

Date: 07/1973

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: smokey landing on runway 26L at Brussels.

Date: 05/1975

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: second (and final) livery, it served the Belgian flag carrier till December 15 1975 when transferred to the Belgian Air Force as "CB-01"

 
Date: 04/1979

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: it was rolled out at Brussels on March 10 1976 and air tested the same day in these basic Sabena colors which would be operational like this for the next three years with the Dutch titles on the RHS (and French on the other side).

 
Date: 05/07/1978

Location: OST/EBOS

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: between July 3 and September 18 1978 it was leased back by Sobelair (without titles) for charter services and was temporary reregistered again as "OO-STB".

Date: -

Location: ORY/LFPO

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: in their own livery since 1979 with the Dutch titles on the RHS.

Date: 1982

Location: -/EBMB

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: view of the cockpit.

Date: 10/03/1994

Location: -/EBMB

Photo: Skystef

Description: in their updated livery with English titles on both sides.

Date: 09/01/1999

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Skystef

Description: after its career with the army, it was re-registered "N70PA" on October 19 1998, but a proposed deal to "Falcon Air Express" fell through and it was parked for a while in depicted basic outfit. On February 18 1999 it left for a new adventure in Angola where it would survive for more than two decades.

 

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