Aircraft Photo of N90443 / N2894C | Douglas C-54A Skymaster | Trans Atlantic Airlines |
Registration / Serial:N90443
Registration Painted:N2894C
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-54A Skymaster
Operator / Titles:Trans Atlantic Airlines
C/n (msn):10352
City / Airport:Geraardsbergen - OverboelareMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EBGG   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:8 March 2009
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 163043
Photo Comment

This DC-4 was seized at Basel in 1962/1963, and illegally flown to Brussels on 14 June 1963 with fake registration N2894C, where it was seized again. It remained stored there until bought by Rudy Hannecaert in July 1967 and trucked to Geraardsbergen (Grammont), Belgium, with the intention of using it as a bar. The bar never opened and in May 1971 the aircraft was taken over by Armand Coessens, dismantled again and trucked from Geraardsbergen to the nearby airfield at Overboelare, for use as a clubhouse and bar for the local flying club. By 2001 it was no longer in use as such, but it remained there "preserved" in the appaling condition seen here, still as N2894C and with faded Trans Atlantic Airlines titles still visible.

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