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OO-VGJ

 

Convair CV-440-94 Metropolitan (439)

 

 
Date: 20/03/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: E. Campers via collection Skystef

Description: the fifth Convair of Delta Air Transport was delivered at Antwerp on March 20 1974 in the colors of previous operator "Cameroon Airlines" with regi "TJ-CCC", but unofficially carrying tiny "OO-VGJ". Here seen such just after its arrival in typical Belgian weather.

Date: 22/03/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: first checks are done still in the colors of previous operator "Cameroon Airlines".

Date: 31/03/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: depicted just after been resprayed in their own colors, but without titles and registration. It wore a white belly as remnant of the previous operator and had also a smaller radar nosecone.

Date: 04/05/1974

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: officially it entered the Belgian register on April 4 1974, here seen such in their full outfit, becoming operational shortly afterwards.

Date: 26/01/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: parked in front of Antwerp tower.

Date: 09/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: wearing the second color scheme of DAT with white registration adopted on May 26 1975.

Date: 06/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: wearing the third and final color scheme of DAT, it was operational till 1977.

Date: 06/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen without titles just before an upcoming sale to the States.

Date: 19/06/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: reregistered "N44829" and captured on the day of its departure to its new owner "American Inter Island Airways", still in the DAT livery. It was the final CV440 to leave the fleet.

 

Belgian register