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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.
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G-ATAB
Type: CF

Serial Number: 45361

Entered Service : March 1966

Last Flown : 25/06/69

Obtained From : Trans World Leasing

Notes: To Lasham - Scrapped in 1973
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