Late winter 1991 we became the information that LTU purchased a former Eastern Airlines Boeing 757. Rumours said the 757 should be repainted at GPA-Expressair at MST. Now that was nice because a few months earlier Eastern Airlines went bankrupt. So we waited patiently untill the rumour came true by the news GPA-Expressair became the order to repaint B757-200 N524EA into LTU livery. And so the 757 came in, I believe late in the evening or very early in the morning some day, I can't remember. Like the most of us, I had to be happy with this picture on a Saturdaynoon...
It took a couple of weeks, because GPA was busy repainting a bunch of KLM Fokker-100's as they were wfu. But after the PH-KLE came out all white, the Boeing went inside.
I was out on the job when the 757 came out a week later. It took more than a year, the 30th of April 1992, when I was able the catch the 757 as D-AMUU of LTU. Because of a massive strike in Germany that day MST changed into Little Düsseldorf wich was the reason LTU had many diversions into MST.
Pictures and stories from Maastricht Airport in the early years.
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