Aviation Photo #0362308 Douglas DC-8-53 - Viasa (KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines)

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A photograph by my father. His comment: I took this picture from the visitor's promenade above the departure hall. At the time the aircraft, "Orville Wright", was leased to VIASA by KLM, hence the Dutch registration. The aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire on June 29th 1968. During the replacement of one of main tank No.4's fuel-pumps a shortcut came about which caused a destructive fire. Five mechanics sustained minor injuries.
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    Theo Mestrum Jr
    Viasa (KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines)
    Douglas DC-8-53
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    September 1963
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Anonymous
12 years ago
The perfect balance between the image, and the comments.....notice.. the not overcrowded airport.when we were able to walk out the plane , and turn our heads back ,in pursue of a wonderful view ,of such gracefull bird.(and the smell of nafta)what a delight

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