Re: SAS ditching near LAX

Date:         15 Jan 97 04:23:57 
From:         Chuck Totman <>
Organization: Hewlett-Packard
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Karl Swartz wrote:
> >>In the 1960s JAL ditched a DC-8 successfully in the bay south of San
> >>Francisco.
> >This airplane was purchased by United and I was told that I was aboard it
> >when I flew on a DC-8 from DEN to BOS in 1987.  The F/A's called it Tokyo
> >Rose.
> Don't believe everything you hear.


> I don't know the identity of the aircraft which ditched,


JAL contracted with United to accept the ditched JAL DC-8 for repair in
United's heavy maintenance facility at SFO.  The plane did fly again.
I am unable to provide more complete identity information and I don't
know whether the plane was later sold to United or not.  However, I
wanted to head off confusion that United had bought the plane based
simply on the fact that it went to the United facility for repairs.

Chuck Totman
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