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G-ATMF Douglas DC-7CF c/n 44873 l/n 656 - Trans Meridian London - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - 07/03/1967 meer op vliegveld Groningen-Eelde

In 1967, Trans Meridian Air Cargo operated a number of flights with cattle out of Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands to Teheran in Iran. Trans Meridian Air Cargo operated their Douglas DC-7CF G-ATMF 'Sir Benjamin' on these flights. As the titles Trans Meridian London on the aircraft suggest, the company operated out of London at that time. Trans Meridian Flying Services was initially based at Liverpool and started operations with Douglas C-54B Skymaster G-ARXJ on 1 November 1962. Early 1966, Trans Meridian moved to the London airport Luton. Douglas DC-7CF c/n 44873 l/n 656 was original delivered as a Douglas DC-7C to Pan American World Airways and was registered as N731PA on 5 November 1956. The aircraft was converted to a Douglas DC-7CF in 1959. On 15 March 1965, the DC-7CF was sold to Liberty Air Inc. Monrovia as the N7314. On 16 January 1966, the aircraft was transferred to Trans World Leasing and registered as G-ATMF. Douglas DC-7CF G-ATMF was operated by Trans Meridian until it was withdrawn from use in March 1972. After the plane was sold in France and reregistered F-BTDJ it finaly was broken up.

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