A DC-9 delivered to Air Canada July 27, 1968 that flew with them almost 30 years. Sold to Cebu Pacific Air as RP-C1535 in December 1997,it was withdrawn from service and stored at Manila in October 2001. The aircraft was broken up there in May 2007.
The one-time VH-ECA and TI-LRM was acquired by Servicios de Transportes Aereos Fueginos SA of Buenos Aires in 11.86, taking up French overseas registration in 2.87. Became Air Atlantique's first Electra, G-LOFA, in 11.93. Suffered extensive damage on 30.7.96 en route SXF-CGN when explosive decompression opened cargo door in flight. Emergency return to Berlin-Schönefeld, aircraft repaired and returned to service till 1998 when major overhaul needs found to be uneconomic. B/u Coventry 10.02
The highlight of an Ankara trip - had recently landed with VIPs on board - and just in time, as within a few weeks of the photo, this superb Viscount (formerly THY's TC-SEL) was retired to the Yesilkoy museum where she still resides. Was briefly marked up in old THY colours to represent TC-SEV for a film in 2006. That aircraft crashed on approach to Gatwick in 2.59 carrying the Turkish prime minister