Olympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2907 times:
I found F-BTSC listed in my 2000 edition of 'Airlines'. It also listed its previous registration as F-WTSC. I had forgotten about the one that crashed - the reason I couldn't find it in my 2003 edition. I tried re-scanning the original print, but couldn't make the reg. any clearer.
I am beginning to feel like a jinx. I now have 4 photos on A.net of airliners that came to a disastrous end. Apart from F-BTSC they are :-
N736PA Pan Am B747-121 'Clipper Victor'
HB-IWF Swissair MD-11
N14053 American Airlines A300-B4-605R
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13031 posts, RR: 78
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2871 times:
AF Leased the then F-WTSC from Aerospatiale, eventually buying it outright in I think round 1980, but it was re-registered as F-BTSC in May 1975, according to the info I have, in that case it would have been F-WTSC for only 4 months, having first flown in this guise in Jan 1975.
BA leased 214, as G-BFKW in 1980, in early 1981 it joined BA outright as G-BOAG.
(Which is how 216, flying for the first time a year later than 214, ended up as G-BOAF in 1980, originally having the BAe reg G-BFKX, when leased to BA it was G-N94AF for the Braniff operated leg between IAD-DFW).