[COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU-AKM

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[COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU-AKM

Postby Guido » 26 Aug 2017, 17:24

Were you there?
Were you at MST when the good old T2 Aviation B727-200F paid a visit to MST?
If so you must had love to see such a good old hardware as a Boeing 727 on the tarmac's of Maastricht in 2017. I was there and I loved it! Feeling the old vibrations of aviation from long, long ago, when Boeing 727's were a common plane. It is hard to imagine, but at some airports they were quite boring after a while. Like Frankfurt in the eighties for instance... 08.00: Hey, Lufty 727...Yes!! 09.00: Hey, another Lufty 727... Riiiiight... 11.00: What is that? A Lufty 72 again, ey... 11.30: A Lufty 727... Jee... 13.00: A Lufty ehhh... 14.00: Oh boy, a Lufty, never mind. 17.00: What's coming up next? A Lufty 727? Pfff... 18.00: Oh no, not another one.....

In 1992 during the Balkanwar MST was handling a lot of refugeeflights from the fomer Yugoslavia. Several kinds of airplanes, from B737's to Tu-154's, to even a DC-10 were involved. Serbia's charterairliner Aviogenex was one of the carriers bringing refugee's to MST. Before the Balkanwar Aviogenex was frequently at MST for summercharters towards the Yugoslavian coast. However, on the photo's you see Aviogenex B727-200 YU-AKM after landing on the 04, full of refugee's on her way to the terminal back in the summer of 1992.

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Re: [COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU

Postby Wibo » 26 Aug 2017, 17:48

I remember it very well...

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Re: [COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU

Postby cargolouk » 26 Aug 2017, 22:28

mee too , it was a great time :D :D
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Re: [COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU

Postby xm717 » 28 Aug 2017, 09:40

Interesting...any chance of getting photos of the other aircraft involved?

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Re: [COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU

Postby Guido » 28 Aug 2017, 11:18

Yes, as I have most of them. Cannot post them all together because my column would looked like a dry well soon. :D
So stay tuned and you will see them passing by every now and then.


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Re: [COLUMN] 1992 Balkanwar refugee flights at MST; When Boeing 727's still were a common visitor: Aviogenex B727-200 YU

Postby xm717 » 02 Sep 2017, 22:36

Guido wrote:Yes, as I have most of them. Cannot post them all together because my column would looked like a dry well soon. :D
So stay tuned and you will see them passing by every now and then.


Aha, I was just curious whether EK-85279 was part of the MST visitors as well, but I now see that I saw that one during another humanitarian crisis, in a period long before the internet gave away most of aviation's secrets.


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