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Were Any Old NW A/C Ever DL's?  
User currently offlineC5LOAD From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 917 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Now that NW/DL are one, were any of NW old aircraft i.e. DC-10, 727, DC-9-10, 742, 741 ever Delta's at all, or vice versa?


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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Quoting C5LOAD (Thread starter):
Now that NW/DL are one, were any of NW old aircraft i.e. DC-10, 727, DC-9-10, 742, 741 ever Delta's at all, or vice versa?

Never any widebodies. NW only had 747-151's and the few second-hand 742's they picked up were from overseas.

As for 727's, they had ships from Eastern, Republic, and Hughes Airwest, but no Delta.

As for DC9's... I'm not sure. That's the only possibility, and I can't answer definitively.



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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7526 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Only the DC-9

◦Two of the Model -32s were former Delta planes: N3324L and N3322L.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1):
As for DC9's... I'm not sure. That's the only possibility, and I can't answer definitively.

Heres what I have for DC-9s delivered to DL and operated at one point by NW. I don't think any of these aircraft were in service at the time of the merger however. This list also would not cover any second hand aircraft acquired by DL and I sourced this info off of CH Aviation so it may or may not be completely accurate.

DC-9-10
N3306L
N3308L
N3309L
N3310L
N3312L
N3313L
N3314L

DC-9-30
N3322L
N3324L
N3991C



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7507 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Granted, this was prior to the DL/NW merger but IIRC, one of the NW DC-9-31s that was retired a few years back began life originally as a NE Yellowbird that later bacame a DL DC-9 following the 1972 merger. DL unloaded that plane along w/most (if not all) of the former-Yellowbird DC-9s (many went to AL) 2 to 3 years following the merger.


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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1896 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

N3324L was retired sometime in 2008, after the merger was announced. I think that was the last ex-DL plane in NW's fleet. Too bad it didn't make it till now. It would be quite the circle of airplane life.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24658 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 4):
Granted, this was prior to the DL/NW merger but IIRC, one of the NW DC-9-31s that was retired a few years back began life originally as a NE Yellowbird that later bacame a DL DC-9 following the 1972 merger. DL unloaded that plane along w/most (if not all) of the former-Yellowbird DC-9s (many went to AL) 2 to 3 years following the merger.

That was N994Z, originally delivered to Northeast in 1967 as N979NE. After 3 years with DL 1972-75, it was sold to Ozark. It hit a snowplow landing at FSD in December 1983, separating the right wing and killing the snowplow driver. It was repaired using the wings salvaged from the AC DC-9-32 that caught fire and made an emergency landing at CVG earlier in 1983 (23 of the 46 aboard fatal). It was then acquired by Republic a year or so before they merged with NW. NW retired it in 2005.


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