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Old 17th Apr 2020, 19:53
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A couple more photos of the old fire dump from 1979 showing the former Perfect Air Tours Boeing 707-320B N702PT. There's not much information regarding this short lived US operator. I believe that it was owned by a US travel club similar to the previously discussed Denver Ports of Call.




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Old 17th Apr 2020, 20:11
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More information about Perfect Air Tours here:

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Old 17th Apr 2020, 20:15
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More information about Perfect Air Tours here:

Perfect Air Tours
Many thanks for adding the very informative link regarding Perfect Air Tours, it's much appreciated 🤗
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Old 17th Apr 2020, 20:23
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Civil Aviation Authority HS-125 G-AVDX at London Stansted Airport in 1973.


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Flying Tigers DC-8 looking slightly nibbled after a very very close encounter with Intercontinental DC-8 5N-AVY, as seen in post #8.
A few more photos and details regarding incident involving the Flying Tigers DC-63F N786FT at London Stansted Airport in 1982.

An Intercontinental DC8-54F 5N-AVY was attempting to land at London Stansted Airport on the 05 September 1982 in thick fog when it went off course and hit the tail of the Flying Tigers DC-63F.

It was miraculous that the aircraft didn't crash. 5N-AVY was eventually scrapped at London Stansted Airport in 1985 and the Flying Tigers DC-63F was repaired shortly after the incident with a tail fin acquired from the fire dump.






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Anyone have photos of Stansted in the late 80's era with shots taken of the famous Sunday influx from the Scandinavian regions ?
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Anyone have photos of Stansted in the late 80's era with shots taken of the famous Sunday influx from the Scandinavian regions ?
The early to mid 80's had more of a variety when it came to the Sunday Scandinavian Invasion. A few photos have already been uploaded showing some of the Scandinavian aircraft.

On page 1 of the Stansted Airport History and Nostalgia thread we've discussed in great detail regarding the Scandinavian visitors and I intend to getting around to uploading several photos over the next few days. As the aircraft were generally parked directly in front of the terminal it was difficult to take photos of them lined up..

When I first started this thread it was initially entitled "Stansted Airport Scandinavian Invasion" but I changed the title to "Stansted Airport History and Nostalgia" to better reflect the history of the airport.
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Seeing as it's the weekend and Sunday tomorrow I thought that I would start uploading several photos of some of the Sunday Scandinavian visitors to London Stansted Airport in the late 1970's through to the late 1980's.

We're start with a few Linjeflyg F28.








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Busy Bee Fokker F-27 LN-AKA, will load a photo of the airline's sole Boeing 737 at London Stansted Airport later.
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Old 18th Apr 2020, 07:34
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean View Post
A few more photos and details regarding incident involving the Flying Tigers DC-63F N786FT at London Stansted Airport in 1982.

An Intercontinental DC8-54F 5N-AVY was attempting to land at London Stansted Airport on the 05 September 1982 in thick fog when it went off course and hit the tail of the Flying Tigers DC-63F.

It was miraculous that the aircraft didn't crash. 5N-AVY was eventually scrapped at London Stansted Airport in 1985 and the Flying Tigers DC-63F was repaired shortly after the incident with a tail fin acquired from the fire dump.






Utterly superb contributions as ever, thank you!

Going back to the Flying Tigers / Intercontinental incident - which was arguably the closest that Stansted has ever come to a Tenerife like tragedy, does anyone have any idea as to what part of the Inter DC-8 hit the tail of the Tigers DC-8?


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Re the Mexicana Comet XA-NAP, was it Channel AW that bought it for spares?
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does anyone have any idea as to what part of the Inter DC-8 hit the tail of the Tigers DC-8?
Right hand flaps and right main gear were damaged...

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/...85_RP-C830.pdf
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Thanks for the Scandywegian photos. Great memories of working on the STN ramp during those busy days. Sunday was a hive of activity with those movements plus the regular Air UK Fokkers and Sheds, and later the Air UK Leisure 737's.
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Right hand flaps and right main gear were damaged...

https://reports.aviation-safety.net/...85_RP-C830.pdf

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The Flying Tigers D.C.-8 was loading, or preparing to load horses at the time, it must have come very close to loosing the cargo door as well. I believe that an engineer working in the cockpit was slightly hurt when he was thrown to the floor. The Intercontinental aircraft then narrowly missed hitting hangars 31 and 32, probably because they were located in a bit of a dip.
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Found these in my slide collection





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The British Airtours Tristar G-BEAM about to start training circuits stuck in the mud March 1984.

G-BEAM well and truly stuck


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