The seven two is, second to the 707, my favourite airliner of all time. Beautiful, perfect aeroplane. My first flight was on one (VH-ANA Sydney to Brisbane, some time in the late 70s) and I had many others, more Ansett (including VH
-ANA again in the late 90s just before she was retired after a couple of decades of service), Continental and United in the USA, Syrianair (now that was one tired bird! - but flew beautifully) and just a few weeks ago, a non-ADV ex Air France bird from Dubai to Tehran on Iran Aseman ("Iranian Sky" in Farsi), and it was just the most beautiful ride, old plane and a very anaemic takeoff and climbout, but so graceful. Nearly as much fun as the Saha 707s. I still hold out of hope of getting to Central or South America to get a -100 (which I've never flown).
RIP to the Aero Sucre machine lost, crew pax friends and aircraft.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz