Aircraft Photo of OO-DHG | Convair 580/F | DHL Worldwide Express | AirHistory.net #353687
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:OO-DHG
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 340/440/540/580/640 (C-131)
Aircraft Version:Convair 580/F
C/n (msn):25
Operator / Titles:DHL Worldwide Express / European Air Transport - EAT
Location
City / Airport:Brussels - National / MelsbroekMap
Country:Belgium
Airport Codes:ICAO: EBBR / EBMB   IATA: BRU   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:28 June 1995
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 353687
Photo Comment

This lovely old prop was delivered to United in November 1952 as N73117 as a Cv-340. It went on to fly with some classic names in American aviation including Frontier (during which it was converted to a CV-580), Aspen, Golden Gate and Sierra Pacific before storage at Tucson (TUS) in February 1988. During this time it was converted to a frighter and started with EAT/DHL in April 1989, going on in July 1995 to Swiftair as (EC-943) EC-GDY. It was bought by Skyhaul in June 2005 and ferried to George (GRJ), South Africa as ZS-SKG where it was scrapped for spares.

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