CHARLES FORD COLLECTION
No. 5067. Nord 262A-44 (CF-BCR c/n 16) Pacific Western Airlines
Photographed at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1970, by Charles Ford

Nord 262A-44

12/31/2010. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "First flown on December 23, 1965, this aircraft was produced as a 262A-12 for Lake Central Airlines, to which it was delivered the following month, registered N26210. It was registered to Allegheny Commuter on July 1, 1968 following a merger of the two airlines.

It was converted to a 262A-44 before it was sold to B.C. Air Lines of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on April 22, 1969 and registered as CF-BCR. After B.C. Air Lines and Pacific Western Airlines merged on September 1, 1970, the aircraft was registered to the latter on September 13, 1970.

On June 4, 1974, the aircraft was registered to Ransome Airlines Inc, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, as N26210. On December 14, 1982 it was deregistered as it was sold to France where it initially was registered F-GBEG and later serialed 16, when operated by the Aéronavale.

Since March 1998 this aircraft is on display at the Musée de l'Air, Le Bourget, Paris, France."

Created February 28, 2006