474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2886 times:
According to "International Air Power Review" Volume 23 Page 54 the YC-15 experienced an engine failure during the flight tests for the C-17 program described in http://www.theaviationzone.com/factsheets/amst.asp and is now in storage at Air Force Plant 42 (PMD).
Ex52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2533 times:
Quoting Mark5388916 (Reply 5): . I thought the YC-15 only made it on paper and lost to the C-17 early on
Actually there were two built 72-1876 which was placed in storage at AMARC (bone yard) in 1979. It spent some time on celebrity row. Not sure if it is still on celebrity row yet though. The other one 72-1875 went back to McDonnell Douglas in 1997.
"Saddest thing I ever witnessed....an airplane being scrapped"