The ATR 42-500 registered under OY-PCB. Built in 1996 in Toulouse, at the time still sporting the Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 522, it flew up until 1999 with the French registration F-GPYH for Air Littoral, which then leased it to Air Botswana in Africa in 1999.
In 2001 the ATR returned to the manufacturer, which leased it to Eurolot in Poland for 8 years, where it took to the skies over Europe as SP-EDB.
In 2010, the aircraft changed hands, going to the Danish Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), which registered it as OY-PCB and dispatched it to another new continent – South America.
It flew as HK-4748 for the Columbian SATINA (Servicio de Aeronavegacion a Territorios Nacionales) for 6 years. In 2016 it returned to Europe and was finally dismantled in 2018 in Mönchengladbach.
The ATR 42 is the smaller of two turboprop regional airliners produced by the French-Italian manufacturing consortium Avions de Transport Régional (ATR), the ATR72 being the larger model. The ATR 42 has been in production since 1985 and its first customer was Air Littoral. Our ATR42-500 was 22.67 m long with a wingspan of 24.57 m. Accommodating a maximum of 48 passengers, it had a range of a good 1,500 km.