Belgian Britten-Norman Islander B-06 23042005
Britten-Norman BN2A-21 Islander c/n 510, which served with the Belgian Army as B-06, on display on the first floor of the Belgian Army Museum in Brussels on 23 April 2005. Paradoxically the destruction of the aircraft preserved it for later generations. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair during a fire in a hangar of the Belgian Air Force in Butzweilerhof in Germany on 23 November 1988. Islander B-05 and four helicopters were also destroyed. No effort was made to return B-06 to airworthiness standards, but it was patched up sufficiently enough to put it on display in the army museum. The aircraft was built in 1976. It entered the British register on 5 February 1976 and made its first flight on 27 March 1976 as G-BDPU. It left the CAA register on 19 November 1976 and was exported to Belgium to be operated by the Belgian Army, which bought 12 of the type.
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