Aviation Photo #0874129 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15RC - Hughes Airwest

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Baby banana awaits take-off clearance runway 27 to LAS. First flight was June 21, 1968. Delivery date was July 20, 1968. Other serials - N8919 with Continental Als, N565PC with Purolator Courier and Ryan Intl Als, and also N9351 with Republic Als, Purolator Courier, Orion Air, and Emery Worldwide. Wears FN 137 with Republic Als. Sadly, W/O February 17, 1991 at CLE with Ryan Intl Als as N565PC routing CLE-IND. On take-off left wing hit runway. Aircaft cartwheeled stopping inverted. 2 fatalities - r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Hughes Airwest
    McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15RC
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    McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (C-9 Nightingale/Skytrain II)
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    San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field
    July 1977
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