Fairchild Swearingen Merlin IIIA



Fairchild Swearingen Merlin IIIA

Twin engine communications and calibration/cartographical aircraft

To replace the Percival Pembroke the Belgian Air Force ordered six Swearingen Merlin IIIA turboprop aircraft in september 1975. One aircraft was equipped for the calibration of navigation aids on airfields and a second aircraft was equipped for vertical aerial photography mainly on behalf of National Geographical Institute. In 2003 the remaining 5 aircraft were sold to CAE Aviation in Luxembourg.


Registration c/n Date In Date Out History
CF-01 T259 Mar 1976 Aug 2001 N5374M, CF-01, storage at Weelde, LX-NOP
CF-02 T260 May 1976 Sep 2001 N5373M, CF-02, LX-RSO, N422GK, offered for sale by by Euro Est Services at Haguenau-Wissembourg
CF-03 T262 Jun 1976 Apr 1980 N5375M, N500BW, CF-03, Fatal crash at Lille-Lesquin (F.) on 16 Apr 1980
CF-04 T264 Jun 1976 Oct 2001 N5378M, CF-04, LX-LAP, N422AG (in France), F-GZJM
CF-05 T265 Oct 1976 Jun 2000 N5381M, CF-05, Stored at Melsbroek after suffering damaged while being towed on 16 Jun 2000, LX-NRJ
CF-06 T267 Oct 1976 Mar 2002 N5382M, CF-06, LX-PIX , PH-PIX





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