Montag, 1. Oktober 2007

Ambassadair Boeing 720-048 N8790R

Amsterdam, August 1978 (Propfreak Collection)

From November 1978 till May 1982 Travelclub Ambassadair operated this former Aer Lingus Boeing 720-048. N8790R was owned by American Trans Air. The 1961 vintage jet had seen many different liveries, including Transpolar, Braniff, TEA, BWIA and EL AL. Registered as 9Q-CFT the aircraft overran the runway at Mbuji-Mayi airport, central Congo, in October 1990 while in service with Fontshi Aviation Services registered 9Q-CFT. Repaired again, the 720 flew for another year before finally retired in 1991.