aa777lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 296 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2318 times:
This morning I was tracking ship numbers /routings. With much sadness it appears N760NC/9851 is slated to ferry to KMJZ tomorrow morning (09JUL11) out of MSP. This was the first -50 for North Central. It will be sadly missed.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2270 times:
Hmmm, a '76 build. Not as exciting as some of those old -30s and -40s as far as age but still amazing to see that these old birds are still flying around, doing as much as 6-7 legs a day. Goes to show that these thigns truly were built like tanks.
Expect to see them slowly fly to the desert through 2012 if things still go as planned.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 8069 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2173 times:
This will be the 3rd DC-9-50 to be sent to MZJ for retirement from the fleet.
The last revenue flight for N760NC will be DL 959 MCI-MSP.
31 aircraft active:
N770NC (rts from heavy mx in SAT from 5/14 - 6/28, the last DC9 to go through heavy checks)
3 removed from service:
N760NC tenative last revenue flight 7/8/11 DL 959 MCI-MSP, to ferry MSP-MZJ on 7/9/11
N768NC last revenue flight 6/1/11 DL 1069 DTW-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 6/2/11
N771NC last revenue flight 6/14/11 DL 2107 ORD-MSP, ferried MSP-MZJ on 6/15/11
N763NC hydraulic failure and ground collision with NW A319 N368NB in MSP 5/05, broken up MSP 11/06
MNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
NOOOOOOOO.... I was still hoping for one last ride .. Have riden her in all 5 liveries since 1976 last one was in Dec of last year MSP -STL ... I am glad her last flight will be out of MSP.. My Last -50 was last week N778NC MSP STL
cut and paste this link to see her delivery takeoff from Long Beach ..