Aircraft Photo of PH-BDA | Boeing 737-306 | KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines | #3469
Registration / Serial:PH-BDA
Fleet number:DA-001
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 737
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 737-300
Aircraft Version:Boeing 737-306
C/n (msn):23537 / 1275
Operator Titles:KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
Aircraft Name:Willem Barentsz
City / Airport:Amsterdam - SchipholMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHAM   IATA: AMS   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:30 August 2008
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 3469
Photo Comment

KLM used to be a Douglas operator and this was its very first 737, named after Willem Barentsz, the Dutch explorer who also gave his name to the Barents Sea. Trying to reach the Far East through the Arctic, his expedition got stuck in the ice and spent the winter of 1597 there. The aircraft was retired exactly one year after I took this photo, and scrapped at Kemble.

This photo is copyright © Peter de Jong, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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