Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
Some time ago, while thumbing through the Jet Airliner Production List, I came across a Convair 880 belonging to Delta Airlines, which crashed within a month of delivery, while training at ATL. I wondered if this could be the shortest lived airliner. But it wasn't; there are others, one lasting only a day:
3/3/53 Canadian Pacific Comet 1A; delivered 2/3/53 and crashed in India. CF-FUN
26/6/88 Air France A320-100 at Habsheim. Delivered 23/6/88 (3 days old). F-GFKC
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
In addition to that list, there is an aircraft still flying, but that had a few problems after a few month of operations: the first AF 747-400 (F-GITA)
This aircraft found the Tahiti lagoon so beautiful that she didn't hesitate to enjoy sea...
(Last Xmas, an Hawaiian DC10 had the same idea...)
BTW, if you have a picture , do not hesitate to put it on A.net!
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