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How Did These Land Up In Uganda?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:11 am


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How did this ex-alitalia Caravelle and ex-British Airtours 707 land up in this sorry state, in Entebbe of all places?

Can someone tell me how they got there?
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RE: How Did These Land Up In Uganda?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:41 am

According to Jet Airliner Production List Volume 1, (ISBN 0-907178-97-9)
Boeing B707-436 MSN 17713 was sold to Cargo Charter Company as 9Q-CRW in 1980, it was then sold to Coastal Airways as 5X-CAU in 1981. It was sold again the same year as CGH Management as G-APFL and the Aeroplane Store and then Aero Equipment Company both as N9194M. The latter then re-registered it as 5X-CAU.

In 1983, they stored it at Entebbe, but later that year, they sold it to the Ugandan Govt.

According to the Individual Aircraft History of the Boeing 707 by Buchair, (ISBN 0-9666368-0-5) the aircraft was actually impounded by the Ugandan Govt in October 1983. However it does not say why.

The book states that the aircraft had 60,319 Hours in June 1980 and also had 60,319 Hours when impounded. Whilst this is clearly incorrect because the aircraft was ferried from Brussels to Enteebe in 1982, it implies that this was the only flight during that period.


According to Jet Airliner Production List Volume 2, (ISBN 0-907178-87-1) Caravelle VIN MSN 071 was wfu and stored by Alitalia in 1976. It was sold to Afro Cargo as 9Q-CRU in 1980. It was withdrawn at Entebbe in 1985.
 
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RE: How Did These Land Up In Uganda?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:27 pm

Nice! Thanks Bennett
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RE: How Did These Land Up In Uganda?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:50 pm

African airports are all littered with the remains of the jet age's first generation, stored, rotting and sometimes crashed 707s, Caravelles from Cairo to the Cape. Even BA's Trident Three fleet went to Zaire, and some then turned up in Eritrea. Caravelles were flying in Gabon until only a few years ago (I think there might still be one or two in the air somewhere), and BA's original Rolls Royce powered 707-400s flew on until recently in one central African country (can't remember where), as someone said, "as long as the parts flowed from Rolls and the fuel was cheap" - no noise restrictions to ground them.
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RE: How Did These Land Up In Uganda?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:45 am

Caravelles were flying in Gabon until only a few years ago (I think there might still be one or two in the air somewhere)

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