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51-16828 meets G-ALYP de Havilland Comet at Haneda - Tokyo.
DHC Technical Representative Bruce Best set this "meeting" up at Haneda.
There is a tragic aspect to this photograph, as G-ALYP de Havilland DH-106 Comet 1 (06003) was the ill-fated Comet that exploded over Elba on 10 January 1954, killing all 35 aboard. Link
Photos: DHC © Circa 1952 (10564-B and -C)


51-16828 • 16828



51-16828 US Army #1176. L-20 No: 177. Command A-2. Delivered 23-Sep-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16828 Passed to the USAF. Air Material Depot at Kisarazu, Japan on 13-Mar-1955 with the 6408th Air Depot.

16828 Passed to the French Army / L'Armée de Terre in Indo China on 29-Mar-1955.

16828 Attached to ELA 52 from 12-May-1955.

• 51-16828 Returned to the USAF from 27-Jun-1957.

828 / J Royal Laotian Air Force, Wattay Air Base - VLVT, Vientiane, Laos. Circa. 1960.

Fate Unknown