This photograph is clear, lighting is excellent, and the deplaning activity adds further interest. This airplane worked very hard during its life - I operated N731T as a flight purser during its sojourn with KTHY - Cyprus Turkish Airlines - in the late 1970s. An original Braniff aircraft, N731T flew safely for over 20 years, before being broken up at Bournemouth-Hurn, in 1982. It brought us through many difficulties and storms. I only wish it could have earned the distinction of being in a museum at last. But it will never be forgotten.
Beautiful, thoughtful, photograph.
June 21, 2001
Del 05/62 to Braniff as N7079.