Aviation Photo #1047493 Convair 340-48 - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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Picture taken by my father Theo Mestrum Sr. His account: The "Vincent van Gogh" takes a rest while being serviced. My only experience on board a Convair Liner was with Sabena and it wasn't a pleasant one. After takeoff from Brussels smoke entered the cabin. The pilot made his way back to the airport as fast as he could and went into a steep descent. Although I was in my seat (the first row) I could see the runway through the cockpit windows (the door to the flightdeck was open, those were the days!!).
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    Theo Mestrum Jr
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Convair 340-48
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
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