Date: 15 Jan 97 04:23:57 From: Chuck Totman <email@example.com> Organization: Hewlett-Packard References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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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. <<snip>> > > I don't know the identity of the aircraft which ditched, <<snip>> 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 Usual disclaimers apply.