McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-31 series
manufacturer serial number - 47256
assembly line number - 326
date of manufacture - 15 May 1968
date of delivery - 17 June 1968
Tenth DC-9 aircraft for North Central Airlines
1 July 1979 - merged with Southern Airways to form Republic Airlines - ship 910
1 October 1986 - merged with Northwest Airlines - ship 9910
5 May 2005 - damaged badly by fuel truck in the nose section
25 September 2008 - written off and deregistered
Late 2008 - used for training with the MSP Fire Department
Total Time: 17,463 hours (approximate)
Aircraft Cycles: 13,335 flights (approximate)
Aircraft Seen :
22 May 2005 - parked at Minneapolis/StPaul, MN (MSP) with damage to nose section and absent engines
Late 2008 to current day - can be seen at Minneapolis / St Paul Int'l Airport near the old "Navy Ramp"
by the approach end of runway 12R as a training platform for the MSP Airport Fire and Rescue Dept.
The airplane is complete with an all white paint scheme with "FIRE TRAINING" written in red along the
front fuselage under the windows.
revision date: June 2014 comments and additions: please email