Aircraft Photo of PH-AIZ | Fokker F.XX | KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij |
Registration / Serial:PH-AIZ
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker F.XX
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker F.XX
Aircraft Version:Fokker F.XX
Operator / Titles:KLM - Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij
C/n (msn):5347
Aircraft Name:Zilvermeeuw
City / Airport:Amsterdam - SchipholMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHAM   IATA: AMS   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:August 1933 to December 1933
Photo from:AirHistory Photo Archive
Photo ID: 156795
Photo Comment

Speed or comfort? Announced together with the luxurious F.XXXVI (F.36) in December 1932, the F.XX (F.20) was the only prewar Fokker airliner with retractable landing gear. Like its big sister, it was not ordered in series by KLM which opted for the metal DC-2. The only example, KLM's Zilvermeeuw (herring gull) is best known for going tech on 18 December 1933, an F.XVIII, PH-AIP Pelikaan, making a hyped Christmas mail flight to the Netherlands East Indies instead. Despite carrying the legend Holland-Java on its belly, the F.XX served on European routes. It ended up with the Spanish airline LAPE and crashed at Barcelona - El Prat in February 1938. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie

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