Re: SAS ditching near LAX

Date:         21 Jan 97 01:32:27 
From: (Larry Stone)
Organization: InterServe Communications, Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.235@ohare.Chicago.COM>, wrote:

>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.

Whether it was the same plane or not, an ex-JAL DC-8-71 did end up in the
UA fleet - N8177U I believe. I was on it once. The F cabin had the galley
in a different location but the real giveaway was the Japanese words
engraved on the lavatory metalwork.

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