Douglas DC-7B

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45086 SE-ERA

DC-7B N 817D flög för Eastern Airlines innan det köptes av Transair.
Det nya DC-7B planet SE-ERA står här på plattan framför hangaren på Bulltofta.

Flygplanet kom till Malmö och Transair 11 juni 1965 och gjorde sista flygningen 21 juli 1968. Användes sedan till en brandövning på Bulltofta där hela flygplanet brändes upp.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45087 SE-ERB

Levererades till Transair 16 april 1965 och gjorde sista flygningen 22 augusti 1969. Hade  total flygtid på 28105 tim.

Här ses flygplanet på London Gatwick.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45088 SE-ERC

Ex Eastern Airlines N 819D. The aircraft was leased to Turk Hava Yollari in full c/s 03.1967 and was during this lease damaged beyond repair while landing in Munich 20.01.1968. After this the a/c was used by fire service until 1976.

SE-ERC was leased to Turk Hava Yollari from March 20, 1967. However the plane was damaged at an incident at Munich Airport Jan 20, 1968. In landing the nose gear collapsed and the plane dropped forward and stopped with the nosecone resting directly on the runway. Hereby also the inner engines props were bended.

The plane was taken away from the runway but was doomed “not reparable”. It was used for fire drills until 1976. During the leasingperiod SE-ERC was flying in full Turkish color scheme and titles, which you can see on the pictures below from the incident.

Ex. Transair SE-ERC used for fire training in Munich after the landing accident.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45089 SE-ERD

Douglas DC-7B SE-ERD står här på Transairs hangarplatta på Bulltofta

Kom till Transair 15/3 1965 från USA där maskinen flugit för Eastern Airlines som deras N 820D. Maskinen gjorde sin sista flygning för Transair den 15/10 1969 och hade då en total flygtid av 27930 tim. Maskinen skrotades sedan i Malmö.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45331 SE-ERE

Kom till Malmö från USA och Estern Airlines där den flugit som deras N 822D och till Transair 8/12 1965 Här gjorde den sista flygningen 28/6 1969. Hade då loggat 24784 timmar.

Efter tjänst hos Transair skrotades maskinen sedan på Bulltofta 28/6 1969.

Douglas DC-7B

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45337  SE-ERG

Levererades till Transair 11/8 1965. Flög först för Eastern Airlines som deras N 828Doch gjorde sista flygningen för Transair 9/8 1968 efter totalt 23633 tim. Skrotades därefter på Bulltofta

 Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45339 SE-ERI

SE-ERI på väg ner för landning och kommer här in över Nordanå på väg ner på Bulltofta.

Flygplanet levererades till Transair 14/10 1965 och gjorde sista flygningen 31/12 1968 efter totalt 23624 tim och skrotades därefter I Malmö

Så här såg maskinen ut då den tillhörde Eastern Airlines och flög som deras N 830D. Här en vintrig bild från La Guardia, New York.

 Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45451 SE-ERK

SE-ERK parked outside the Transair hangar at Bulltofta airport in Malmö.
The aircraft waiting for the next flight out from Copenhagen Kastrup airport Copenhagen.

During scrapping at Malmö-Bulltofta the nose-section was saved by the scrapping personal and was moved to a scrapyard in Ystad. It was found there 20 years later (1989) and was moved to Malmö-Sturup Airport where it was placed outside the Transair Museum. Later moved to the place for fire-practice because it was impossible to restore the nose-section.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45346 SE-ERL

Ex Eastern Airlines N 837D. This aircraft made the LAST Transair passenger flight by a propliner after 25741 hour.

On October 31 1969 SE-ERL made the flight Malmö-Munich-Malmö-Stockholm/Arlanda and then back to Malmö. After landing that evening the aircraft was towed to the Transair Hangar and this was the end of operations with propliner for TSA. The aircraft was scrapped in Malmö later the same year.

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 44910 SE-ERM

Flygplanet köptes från South African som ZS-DKD.

Ex South African Airways ZS-DKD. Wfu and stored in Malmö 01.1968

Douglas DC-7B

c/n 45477 SE-ERN

ZS-DKG was bought from South African in march 1966.

Ex South African Airways ZS-DKG. Wfu and stored in Malmö 12.1967 and was finally broken up in 07.1968 after a total of only 17 798 hours and exactly 10 years after it was first delivered to SAA. See pictures from the scrapping below.

This DC 7B has now ended its service with Transair and is being towed away for destruction…

…and here the rudder is already missing from the fin.

The once so mighty DC 7B is down on its tail.

Photo: Imre Varga