Aviation Photo #1794074 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31 - Northwest Airlines (Delta Air Lines)

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After over four decades of passenger service, the classic Diesel 9s which were acquired by Delta during the Northwest merger are now being rapidly retired. A majority of the series 30 aircraft are bunched together up and down the tarmac, most with the engines and other parts already removed. Indeed it is a sad sight.
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    Andre Klass
    Northwest Airlines (Delta Air Lines)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    McDonnell Douglas
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    N8978E
    9995
    Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional)
    Florida
    USA
    October 2, 2010
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Anonymous
7 years ago
If DC9s don't go, there won't be any 787 coming. It's evolution of aviation, happy times!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This gets 5* because of a great framing. Sometimes, less is more. No need to show everything. I like it. Thanks.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This photo screams poetry, if from nothing but the subtle bleaching of the red tails...
Anonymous
7 years ago
So much history behind these airplanes RIP DC9 we will miss you!!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very nice composition. I love the detail of the worn paint.
Anonymous
7 years ago
A sad day indeed, my dad used to work for NW when I was a kid and we would pass fly often, I have probably flown on the dc-9 more then anyone on this site other then pilots haha. My favorite DC-9 is the dash 30.

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