Well I checked... I am assuming fleet number 2879 corresponds with N8079U... that is usually how UA's fleet numbers worked.
N8079U went on to fly with Emery Worldwide under the same registration and was written off at Sacramento Mather on the 16th of February 2000.
Here is the accident synopsis from the NTSB, all 3 crew members were killed.
Other info, it was delivered new to UA on March 21, 1968 as a DC-8 Super 61, and was later converted to a Super 71
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