michman From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
N994Z, a DC9-31, was formerly N979NE and flew with Delta from 1972 until 1975 (it originally started life with Ozark). However, I believe it was withdrawn from use by Northwest in 2005. So it never actually flew with DL again post-merger. However, there does seem to have been a registration hit on 12-31-2009 showing it was transferred to DL. So maybe it's still sitting at Marana somewhere.
n901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
A little more info that might help. Not sure when the 2 DC-9-31 were retired, but From Delta's DC-9 list and the current Parked list I have 2. Ship 9988 N8944E MSN 47176 was N3335L with delta back in the days, and Ship 9941 N3324L MSN47103 and was N3324L with Delta, Both were DC-9-30's, and both show show currently owned by Delta, and in storage.
If you like DC-9's, the storage list shows 8-DC-9-10's, 25 - DC-9-30's, 2-DC-9-40's and they are currently owned by Delta thru Northwest. The DC-9-50 are also all owned, and the number in storage are sadly going up untill the 34 are all retired. HTH.