What happened to the CV880 (or maybe 990) that Fox-TV was going to crash into the desert a few months ago. The show was cancelled due to bad publicity and the not-so-good idea status of crashing an airliner for ratings so the apparantly flyable CV880 must still be around. I had heard before the show was to have aired that the aircraft was a CV-880 (on national news) but you never can trust the aviation savey of the general public, much less the national media who wouldnt know the difference between a CV880/707/DC8/CV990.
Is the NASA "Galileo-1" CV990 still around somwhere? I saw it years ago here in Fairbanks, Alaska, long after other 990s had been retired.