From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Stone) Organization: InterServe Communications, Inc. Date: 22 Jun 96 18:30:40 References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1996.965@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Pete Hughes <email@example.com> wrote: >In article <airliners.1996.911@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Larry Stone ><firstname.lastname@example.org> 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the 1xx series aircraft have already been withdrawn and stored or broken 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 --- email@example.com http://www.interserve.com/~lstone/ Belmont, CA, USA My opinions, not United's.