Delivered to Cretan just 2 days earlier, it had patches of paint (rather than a complete fuselage repaint) applied to remove the Adria titles, hence why it looked a mess! Returned to Adria in November 1994.
Regular contributor to AirHistory Gerard Helmer and I do not know each other. Yet on this day we were obviously standing next to each other! As Gerard mentioned this aircraft was lost in an accident. If I may add a few more details, this was near Ohrid Airport on 20 November 1993. The flight was a scheduled service from Geneva to Skopje but had diverted to Ohrid due to the weather at Skopje. It hit high ground following a missed approach.
Still in previous owner Air Littoral (F-GIDQ) colours but no longer in their ownership. At the time it was registered to KLM and had a small decal "operated by KLM" near the door. It later went to AIr UK (as G-UKFM), then KLM UK, and then to KLM CityHopper (as PH-KLD again). Retired in February 2009.
The aircraft was leased from Conair 25 March 1993 to 31 August 1993. Saarland Airlines ceased operations in December 1993. Its demise had a lot to do with one of the principal tour operators they flew for going bankrupt itself.