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G-ARTA Vickers VC-10 Type 1109 of British Caledonian Airways
BCAL Maintenance Area Gatwick - September 1975

G-ARTA Vickers VC-10 Type 1109 of British Caledonian Airways being Broken up in September 1975  - London Gatwick Airport

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Converted to production standard from the Vickers/BAC Prototype, to become the only 1109 Series and owned by Sir Feddie Laker. After conversion was initially used on a series of short leases, before being leased to and operated by British United Airways and thence Britiish Caledonian.

A heavy landing at Gatwick on the 28th January whilst on a ferry flight from Heathrow, damaged the Aircraft beyond economic repair, resulting in the Aircraft being broken up. See: G-ARTA London Gatwick 28 January 1972

For a more information on the career of this Aircraft see: G-ARTA - An Individual History which includes a small version of the above photograph.

For Pictures of G-ARTA in BUA Colours on this site see:
G-ARTA Vickers VC-10 Type 1109 of British United Airways on stand at London Gatwick August 1970
and
G-ARTA Vickers VC-10 Type 1109 of British United Airways taxying at London Gatwick July 1970

Related Links:
British Caledonian Airways - Wikipedia Entry
also
British United Airways - Wikipedia Entry
Also See:
Caledonian Airways - Wikipedia Entry
The following British Caledonian Airways Tribute Sites also cover BUA to some extent
British Caledonian Airways A Tribute - Dave Thaxter and BCAL Reunited - Tom Boyle

Home of the Vickers VC10 on the Web - A Little VC10derness Web Site A Little VC10derness Web Site - Image Link to site

Vickers VC10 - The Wikipedia Entry

Vickers VC10 - WingWeb Site

Vickers-Armstrong - The Wikipedia Entry

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