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McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) Scrapped

Thu May 17, 2012 2:39 am

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.

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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.
 
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RE: McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) Scrapped

Thu May 17, 2012 2:47 am

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.
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RE: McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) Scrapped

Fri May 18, 2012 4:24 am

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.

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RE: McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) Scrapped

Fri May 18, 2012 6:49 am

That's really quite a shame and one does have to wonder why it couldn't have gone to Pima Air & Space.

Here's the sister-ship at Farnborough Air Show, WAY back in 1976. OMG, I'm so old!   

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In fact, it would have been a really nice end for it to go to Pima and sit next to the Boeing YC-14 (there's space right next to it!)

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RE: McDonnell Douglas YC-15 (72-1876) Scrapped

Fri May 18, 2012 8:10 pm

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."

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