08/12/2006. Remarks by Jack
McKillop: "This aircraft rolled off the assembly line on
February 29, 1960, made its first flight on March 25, 1960 and was
delivered to SABENA (Société Anonyme Belge d'Exploitations de la
Navigation Aérienne) of Brussels, Belgium, on April 10, 1960.
It was leased twice, the first was for over three years to Air
Congo of Leopoldville, Belgian Congo (now Zaire), between January
1965 and May 1968; the second was for almost six years to Sobelair
(Société Belge de Transports par Air) of Brussels, a charter
subsidiary of SABENA that operated services to the Belgian Congo.
This second lease was from October 31, 1974 to August 2, 1980. During
this period, Sobelair subleased the aircraft to Cameroon Airlines
of Douala, Cameroon, between December 1975 and January 1976, for a
Hadj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.
SABENA placed the aircraft in storage at Brussels on August 2, 1980
but it was returned to service for a short period until being
stored again on January 15, 1981. The aircraft was eventually
scrapped in the 1980s."