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C/n 806 - G-ARVC - ZA144
C/n 807 - G-ARVE
C/n 808 - G-ARVF
C/n 809 - G-ARVG - ZA141
C/n 810 - G-ARVH
C/n 811 - G-ARVI - ZA142
C/n 812 - G-ARVJ - ZD493
C/n 813 - G-ARVK - ZA143
C/n 814 - G-ARVL - ZA140
C/n 815 - G-ARVM
C/n 819 - G-ASIW - 7Q-YKH
C/n 820 - G-ASIX - A4O-AB
C/n 823 - 9G-ABO
C/n 824 - 9G-ABP
C/n 825 - G-ATDJ - XX914
C/n 826 - XR806
C/n 827 - XR807
C/n 828 - XR808
C/n 829 - XR809
C/n 830 - XR810
C/n 831 - XV101
C/n 832 - XV102
C/n 833 - XV103
C/n 834 - XV104
C/n 835 - XV105
C/n 836 - XV106
C/n 837 - XV107
C/n 838 - XV108
C/n 839 - XV109
C/n 851 - G-ASGA - ZD230
C/n 852 - G-ASGB
C/n 853 - G-ASGC
C/n 854 - G-ASGD
C/n 855 - G-ASGE
C/n 856 - G-ASGF
C/n 857 - G-ASGG - ZD235
C/n 858 - G-ASGH
C/n 859 - G-ASGI
C/n 860 - G-ASGJ
C/n 861 - G-ASGK
C/n 862 - G-ASGL - ZD240
C/n 863 - G-ASGM - ZD241
C/n 864 - G-ASGN
C/n 865 - G-ASGO
C/n 866 - G-ASGP - ZD242
C/n 867 - G-ASGR
C/n 881 - 5X-UVA
C/n 882 - 5H-MMT - ZA147
C/n 883 - 5Y-ADA - ZA148
C/n 884 - 5X-UVJ - ZA149
C/n 885 - 5H-MOG - ZA150

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C/n 865 - G-ASGO

Timeline

Date  
11 April 1963 Registration reserved, initially the order was for a type 1152 VC10 with freight door but this was changed to a type 1151.
11 September 1968 First flight.
27 September 1968 Delivery to BOAC as G-ASGO.
14-15 February 1969 Operated BA592 from Bermuda to Boston and onwards to London.
14-15 May 1969 Operated BA026 from Nairobi to Rome.
21 August 1969 Operated BA534 from New York to Manchester and London.
3 January 1971 Operated BA031 from Nairobi to Johannesburg.
21 December 1972 Operated flight BA591 from New York to Los Angeles, crewed by Captain Tony Frish.
27 December 1972 Operated flight BA591 from Fiji to Sydney and Melbourne, crewed by Captain Tony Frish, F/O John Charnley, F/O Ivan Lintner and E/O Monty Banks.
3 March 1974 Damaged after hijackers forced a landing at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1 April 1974 Ownership transferred to British Airways.
July 1974 Broken up at Schiphol. Small fuselage section preserved at Aviodrome museum.
1 February 1982 Registration cancelled.

Photos


Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo A. Frish

Photo A. Frish

1. A moody photo taken in November 1968, showing a very new G-ASGO.
2. In April 1971 G-ASGO is parked at London Airport.
3. On 27 December 1972 G-ASGO is standing at the gate at Nandi, Fiji, at 5am for an early departure to Sydney.
4. Looking over the shoulder of Captain Tony Frish during the take off roll at Nandi.


Photo A. Frish

Photo A. Frish

Photo A. Frish

Photo A. Frish

1. The first class section of the aircraft during cruise. The lady is F/O Ivan Lintner's wife Val, who used to work for Caledonian.
2. The scene in the cockpit is somewhat busier.
3. G-ASGO at the gate at Sydney, getting ready for the next leg to Melbourne.
4. Looking out over the right wing on the way to Melbourne.


Photo A. Frish

Photo collection J. Hieminga via C. Knott

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection H. Dekker

1. Engine no.4 during cruise, with Australia in the background.
2. G-ASGO being towed across what is most likely London Airport, with a BEA Vanguard in the background.
3. G-ASGO at what must be an airfield in the USA, with some interested visitors looking on as the aircraft is prepared for the return flight.
4. After the hijack: G-ASGO is left on the runway with large amounts of water streaming through the fuselage, and out the drainmasts.


Photo Amsterdam City Archive / Schiphol Airport

Photo Amsterdam City Archive / Schiphol Airport

Photo collection H. Dekker

Photo collection H. Dekker

1. Two more photos showing the aftermath of the hijack.
2. Two more photos showing the aftermath of the hijack.
3. The front cabin of the aircraft is completely destroyed by the fire.
4. This overhead view shows the effects of the fire on the fuselage itself.


Photo A.J. Altevogt

Photo A.J. Altevogt

Photo A.J. Altevogt

Photo B. van Drunick

1. The aircraft still parked on the runway after the hijacking with airport vehicles in attendance.
2. A closer view of the damaged front of the aircraft.
3. Soon after the incident the aircraft is moved to the maintenance base on the east side of the airfield.
4. G-ASGO after the hijacking, showing the damage to the front of the fuselage.


Photo B. van Drunick

Photo B. van Drunick

Photo A.J. Altevogt
 

1. Another shot of G-ASGO parked beside Hangar 8 at Schiphol's maintenance base.
2. G-ASGO during dismantling at Schiphol airport, you can see the large hole in front of the rear door where the fuselage section for the museum was removed.
3. Scrappers work fast, it doesn't take long to reduce an airliner to a pile of metal.

Just hit 'play' to go to 13:00 in this video, where the first flight of G-ASGO is shown from the outside. Part of the take-off as filmed from the inside is from another flight on G-ASGG (based on the radio chatter and runway designation). From a 1969 BBC documentary about Brian Trubshaw, 'Man Alive - A Man Called Trubshaw A Plane Called Concorde'.

Colourschemes

BOAC Second version of BOAC 'Golden Speedbird' scheme, golden edge on cheatline removed and cheatline now arcs smoothly down towards the nose without the step of the previous scheme.
BOAC/BA As above but with British Airways titles on the forward fuselage.

 

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