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C/n 824 - 9G-ABP

Timeline

Date  
21 May 1965 First flight.
18 June 1965 Delivery to Ghana Airways as 9G-ABP.
1967 Leased to Middle East Airlines.
28 December 1968 Destroyed at Lebanon airport by Israeli commandos.

Photos


Photo BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo A.J. Altevogt

Photo via K. Darling

1. The second Ghana Airways VC10 seen at Brooklands undergoing engine tests before first flight, this would have been in May 1965.
2. 9G-ABP in Ghana Airways colors at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. ABP was the only Ghana airways VC10 to have a main deck cargo door, the outline is just visible around the logo on the forward fuselage.
3. Another photo of the early Ghana Airways colour scheme.
4. When leased to MEA 9G-ABP was repainted, compare this photo to the next one as there are a few small details that were changed over time, for example the Ghana Airways titles over the front fuselage.


Photo collection Chris Knott

Photo via Aviation Photography of Miami collection

Photo BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

1. A great photo that shows 9G-ABP landing at what looks a lot like Heathrow.
2. 9G-ABP seen at Beirut Airport in MEA colours, it was here that the aircraft would be destroyed.
3. 9G-ABP in full Middle East Airlines colourscheme.
4. The aircraft is seen here at BOAC's maintenance base at London Heathrow in front of the TBA building.

Colourschemes

GA Medium blue cheatline edged with red and white, white over grey fuselage, red, yellow and green national flag on rudder. Centre portion of rudder was initially white on first testflights.
MEA White over grey fuselage with red cheatline, cedar tree logo on fin.

 

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