PIA's A310 to go to Leipzig

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Re: PIA's A310 to go to Leipzig

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AP-BEQ departed from Karachi at 2:12 PM as ferry flight PK-9761 probably to Malta.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-beq

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BEQ departed Karachi as PK9761 at 2:12 pm

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The Air France aircraft hijacked to Kampala was an A300-B2 and I would imagine whoever is making the movie would not make the mistake of using a smaller A310-300 for the movie.

I am sure the directors could find an operation B4 for the shooting.

Even an A300-600 would be more authentic then using an A310.

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AP-BEQ landed at Malta International Airport at 5:27 PM (local time). The A310 completed flight from Karachi to Malta in seven hours & fifteen minutes.

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PIA liveries sported by AP-BEQ.

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Airbus A310: 0656 AP-BEQ A310-308 Pakistan Airlines Frankfurt Airport by emdjt42, on Flickr

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https://flic.kr/p/PnCFzj
One of BEQ's final touch downs, landing at KHI from LHE as PK303. After this, it only did KHI-JED-KHI sector.

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the first livery looks the best, wish PIA would've kept those. Specially the tail-fin.

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Operation Thunderbolt was considered to be one of the Best Planned & Executed Ops in that age & day, interestingly Mini Uzi was used as a weapon which lead to its impressive history as a close combat weapon...
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PIA Airbus A310-308 registration AP-BEQ photographed on November 27 at Malta International Airport where the aircraft will be part of shooting of a new movie about Operation Entebbe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Entebbe).

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BTW, alif is missing madda in PIA Urdu logo near cockpit windows in those AP-BEQ in Malta photos.

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PIA Airbus A310-300 (AP-BEQ) being painted to act as Air France Airbus A300B4-200 (F-BVGG) for new movie on Operation Entebbe.

https://twitter.com/RwandAnFlyer/status ... 6492730369

Shooting location photos:

http://www.maltashipphotos.com/e/entebb ... 1.2016.jpg

http://www.maltashipphotos.com/e/entebb ... 1.2016.jpg

The Air France livery F-BVGG was wearing at the time of its hijacking in June 1976.

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According to PIA clarification on PTV News:

The A310 used in movie is owned by a German museum. PIA offered the aircraft for sale through advertisement and received highest bid for the aircraft from a German museum.

The German museum decided to make the aircraft available for movie shooting in Malta where it's painted in Air France livery. After completion of movie shooting, the A310 will be moved to Germany for display in museum.

PIA will not take any step against government policy and is aware of nature/sensitivities of relations with different countries.

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BTW, has PIA got the A310 de-registered as AP-BEQ now?

The A310 flew to Malta as aircraft registered in Pakistan as AP-BEQ for PIA. Maybe at the time of shooting, officialy i.e. on papers for aviation authorities, the aircraft is still registered in Pakistan as AP-BEQ for PIA as owner.

Would it fly from Malta to Leipzig as AP-BEQ or under some other foreign registration?

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Abbas Ali wrote:PIA Airbus A310-300 (AP-BEQ) being painted to act as Air France Airbus A300B4-200 (F-BVGG) for new movie on Operation Entebbe.

https://twitter.com/RwandAnFlyer/status ... 6492730369

Shooting location photos:

http://www.maltashipphotos.com/e/entebb ... 1.2016.jpg

http://www.maltashipphotos.com/e/entebb ... 1.2016.jpg

The Air France livery F-BVGG was wearing at the time of its hijacking in June 1976.

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F-BVGG Airbus A.300B4-203 Air France by Paul Seymour, on Flickr

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