Aircraft Photo of XV196 / G-ATZH | Canadair CL-44D4-2 | UK - Air Force | #1973
City / Airport:London - StanstedMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGSS   IATA: STN   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:March 1973
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1973
Photo Comment

These bizarre "RAF Air Support Command" marks were applied for a film while 'ZH was in a derelict state at STN. Quite who would have been fooled by the huge roundel on the tail is hard to see; note the serial 'XV196' borrowed from a Herk (which incidentally was still active at the time of the photo). Formerly Flying Tigers' N452T, she was bought by Transmeridian Air Cargo 29 Jan 1972 and known by them as 'Hangar Queen' - a name that should have been heeded as after returning to service she crashed in the sea just after take-off from Kai Tak on 2 Sep 1977.

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