RFR NQW78 Ocean Station 'J' asked Prestwick if there was any news on Rafair NQW78 on a mail drop to us? Prestwick said no details available here, have you any more information?
OSJ replied, that a message received on the 9th April said that a Shackleton, call-sign NQW78, would do a mail drop between 12/1410 and 12/1430 and we were requested to keep watch on 3023.5 at 1300.
Prestwick advised that the flight had departed Kinloss at 1100 F080, for an exercise to OSJ. ETA 'J' at 1550 and he is commencing his exercise at 1430. The last contact with him was at 1115, nothing since.
WD 104 departed Dusseldorf 0958 F140 ETA Keflavik 1555, SelCal DHGJ
Wardair DC-6B, CF-PCI
VC 10301 57n 10w 1220 F265 climbing F280 61n 20w 1410 64n 30w 1535 65n 40w 1606 ETA Frobisher 1945
Canadian Air Force C-130B, 10301 (Note the old style serial presentation for the CAF)
This aircraft later served with the Columbian Air Force (as FAC1003) but ditched some 330 kms off the east coast of Cape May, NJ on 16/10/1982 when its navigation systems failed and it subsequently ran out of fuel. It floated for 56 hours!
MATS 20888 departed LPLA/Lajes 44.46n 06.30w 1438 F150 45.13n 03.36w 1520 CGC/Cognac 1558 destination Chateauroux, France
USAF C-97G, 52-0888