Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3878 times:
Hate to hear one of the few "Budgies" still operating has gone down. I love this type, although the cabin noise is bad. Have flown in and out of bush airfields on 748's serving fishing camps in northern Canada.
FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
According to this DUTCH news site http://nu.nl/news.jsp?n=336495&c=20 Dutch, French and German people were probably on board.
There also saying that at least 9 people have been saved and are now in the hospital.
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
R3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3525 times:
Gabon Express, featured in a flight video showing the HS 748 and the Caravelle was owned and operated by Bob Sobek, a great pilot who flew anything with wings. Hope he was not involved in this sad event. They offered a package to tourists to fly on their "classic" aircraft so that could explain the number of foreigners. Gabon Express was indeed famous for operating the last Caravelle in passenger service (3D-SEP). It's now re-registered SA)">3C-SEP, returned to the lease company and was last seen for maintenance at the Germiston airport (SA). Sad to say it's likely going to end up being yet another white tail freighter dodging arms embargoes in Africa.
R3500vdp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3338 times:
Gabon Express operated 1 HS-748 TR-LFW which is the aircraft that crashed as it was the only one they had. The aircraft featured in the Just Planes video was one of their two Andover's with registration 3C-KKP which was recently scrapped at Leon M'Ba. They currently operate a Fokker 27 and a YS-11.