The Douglas DC-7 is an American transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. Just one of the type saw service with Dan Air - earning the nick-name 'Torrey Canyon' The Torrey Canyon itself was an oil tanker that ran aground against rocks off the British Coast losing tons of oil. This aircraft's tendency to leak oil caused problems with service and brought about the moniker.
Starting in 1959, Douglas began converting DC-7 and DC-7C aircraft into DC-7F freighters, which extended the life of the aircraft past its viability as a passenger transport. This is the type Dan Air flew. G-ATAB joined the fleet in 1966 having been obtained from Trans World Leasing. She flew with the company until June 1969 before heading to Lasham to be scrapped in 1972. We have included a few pictures of this graceful, looking, if not always fine performing aircraft. Throughout this section of the website we have endeavoured to find a photograph of each individual aircraft. there are thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.