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Karl said: > Lots of other planes have become notorious >for one reason or another, but the only other one that resulted in a >registration change that I'm aware of was a TWA 707. I don't recall >exactly the story behind that one, but it was changed twice, because >the pilots found out about the first change. > >It does sound like PR, but it's pretty unusual just the same. There was another one in the 50s which I know of. A Britannia (100 series, I think) of BOAC was registered initially as G-ANBG but had its registration changed because of the number of jokes. 'NBG' was a common English colloquialism for 'no bloody good'. With the problems they were having with the Proteus at the time it was probably a bit too near the truth. At this distance, I don't recall what it was changed to. Graeme Cant.