G-OCNW

1-11 G-OCNW

BAC 1-11-201AC – c/n 12

With BAF/BWA from May 1990 to Aug 1995

This aircraft was the second and the last of the 200 series 1-11s to enter service with BAF. She arrived approximately two months after G-DBAF and much like her predecessor, spent much of her time flying passenger services and charters from the major British airports to amongst other places, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Spain, Germany and the Low Countries.

Help required with BAF operational history!

She was finally withdrawn over the winter of 1992 and stood idle at the rear of the airport, along with a number of other 1-11s that had also been WFU or were being stored for possible future use. However, she gained a small reprieve during the summer of 1995 and would become one of two of BAF’s/BWA’s 1-11 to receive their very ‘own 15 minutes of fame’ this particular aircraft being moved by road to St Leonard’s near Bournemouth where she was used in a TV production named ‘Call Red’ carrying the registration I-ZACF. It is highly likely that she was B/U here or nearby not long afterwards, being as she had been employed as part of a crash scene.

 

History of G-OCNW

9/64 to 4/65

British Aircraft Corporation

4/65 to 11/70

British United Airways as G-ASJH

11/70 to 2/82

TFR to BUA/Caledonian

2/82 to 1/85

Pacific Express as N105EX

1/85 to 7/86

Air Wisconsin

7/86 to 3/88

Florida Express

3/88 to 7/88

Braniff

7/88 to 5/90

GPA Group as EI-BWL

5/90 to 8/95

BAF/BWA as G-OCNW

Fate

Scrapped at St Leonard’s or Bournemouth 8/95

 

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