avnut43 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 18 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5658 times:
According to Wikipedia and a recent photo tour of Davis-Monthan, the McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) was scrapped between March and April of this year. The aircraft had been sitting in Celebrity Row. It would have been an easy tow to the Pima Air Museum!
It can be seen minus wings at the link below. It is photo 17.
HaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2081 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5652 times:
That's a shame. I would have preferred it went to a museum myself. It would've been awesome to have it sitting next to the YC-14 at Pima. I can't imagine that the scrap value of the plane is that great.
boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1005 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5033 times:
Quoting avnut43 (Thread starter): The other YC-15 (72-1875) is displayed at Edwards AFB where it was left after suffering engine problems. It has been put on display next to 'Century Circle' by one of the entrance gates to the base.
It had engine problems in Palmdale where it sat for a number of years. It was towed to Edwards via Sierra Highway about 20 miles.
dlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 525 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4770 times:
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Quoting boeing767mech (Reply 2): It had engine problems in Palmdale where it sat for a number of years. It was towed to Edwards via Sierra Highway about 20 miles.
"Engine problems" is understatement. To quote the remark on my picture:
"This aircraft suffered a massive failure of the #1 engine on July 11th, 1998 while being flown by Boeing pilots Ray Narleski and Norm Howell. They made an emergency landing at Palmdale and the aircraft sat there for ten years before being moved to Edwards AFB by road in 2008."