Re: UAL 747?

From: (Larry Stone)
Organization: InterServe Communications, Inc.
Date:         22 Jun 96 18:30:40 
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In article <airliners.1996.965@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Pete Hughes
<> wrote:

>In article <airliners.1996.911@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Larry Stone
><> writes
>>I've flown on it twice in the last 5 years. Once over the Atlantic in the
>>damage area. I figured it was probably the safest part of that plane. It
>>is scheduled for retirement by UA this September but as far as I can tell,
>>that it will be one of the earliest of the the 747-1xx retirements is just
>>because of when its overhaul (D-Check) is due, not its history.
>This a/c is cn 19875 and the 89th B747 from the line.  Quite a number of
>the 1xx series aircraft have already been withdrawn and stored or broken
>up - at least 40 I can identify; to state that this is "one of the
>earliest retirements" is misleading.  Quite a number of 200 series are
>already retired and broken up as well.

I meant one of the earliest of the current fleet of 18 that UA operates
(already reduced to 17 by one retirement).

-- Larry Stone ---
   Belmont, CA, USA
   My opinions, not United's.