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revival of ZRH's legendary DC-8
This legendary Douglas DC-8 was built in 1960 as a DC-8-32/33 version and delivered to UAT carrying registration F-BJLB.
After three years of operation for UAT, it changed to UTA in 1963, following the merger between UAT and TAI. Ship 83 was converted to a DC-8-53 version in 1965.
In summer 1975 the aircraft was leased to TAE – Trabajos Aéreos y Enlaces as EC-CMT.
Air Afrique took over MSN 45568 in 1979 where it was registered as TU-TCP.
In 1985 this aircraft made its way to Zurich Airport where it was used for training purposes.
4x photos from Matthias Geiger
In 2014, the aircraft was dismantled by Hs. Mühle Recycling AG / CH-8412 Riet
5x photos from Hs. Mühle Recycling AG / CH-8412 Riet
Six years later in 2020 we got our hands on a small piece of this DC-8.
The first ever exclusive aero-terminal X aircrafttag edition was launched on
just in time for the
anniversary of ZRH airport.
The edition is limited to only 75 pieces and is available in three different colors and a total of
10 different variants.
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