Aircraft Photo of HB-IDE | Douglas DC-8-62 | Swissair | AirHistory.net #25477
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:HB-IDE
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-8
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-8-62
C/n (msn):45919 / 312
Operator / Titles:Swissair
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:21 November 1970
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 25477
Photo Comment

Swissair did not operate to Australia so the sight of one of its aircraft at Sydney was a treat. HB-IDE was destroyed in a landing accident at Athens on October 7, 1979. It overran the runway and caught fire. 14 passengers died.

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