A LH 767 is not quite an oddity. as the DC- 8
was during the 60's.
I have read or heard about the Dc 8 some time
ago. What I remember is that Douglas gave
LH a Dc 8 for a while to let them see if they liked it.
I can't remember the exact number, but I guess
it was only one DC-8. What I remember is that
this type was exclusivly used between Frankfurt
Montreal and New York.
I would love to hear from someone who knows more
about this and how long did LH had the DC-8 for.
I will email my friend/s who work for LH for more info.
I meant an "oddity" in the sense of Lufthansa not using the 767 extensively in it's fleet. I understand the one pictured was leased temporarily to fill a certain route.. the DC-8 was probably the same thing.. Given the airline's traditionally known fleet these aircraft stand out as being a bit unusual only because they were not considered to be widely used standard Lufthansa aircraft types.. nothing more or less than that. Iberia has done the same with the 767.. some airlines like Delta inherited aircraft like the A310 from a merger (with Pan am in their case), Air India had TriStars for a short while and so did Aer Lingus..
i read in a dc 8 book that is was leases by lufthansa in 65 for charter operations, this plane was ship 1 which was converted to a DC8-53.
i guess lufthasa saw no advantage compared to their already existing 707 fleet.
I also remember seeing a picture an Il-62 in Air India markings; this aircraft operated a joint Aeroflot service between New Delhi and Moscow in the 1980s. Air India has operated several DC-8-63s on cargo flights as well.
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MSN 45252/LN1 N8008D. Leased from Trans International May 11, 1965 to DEC 1965. Previously operated by National, later by SP Air, Delta and Agro Air Transport. Fine Air was going to buy the aircraft and convert it to a freighter, but these plans did not materialize. Sadly, although I'm always at MZJ, Iforget what is here. As far as I know N8008D still sits here, derelict. Needs a good museum. I'll have to look next week.
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