ZK-NZM. Douglas DC-10-30. (47847-116)

 

 

 

ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1978.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 18, 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 18, 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, March 1980.

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ZK-NZM. Air New Zealand - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1981.

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Built by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Longbeach, CA, USA.

13 Jul 1973

First flown at Longbeach, California

13 Sep 1973 Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZM.

 

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand.

14 Sep 1973

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Longbeach, California.

Departed Longbeach on its delivery flight the same day.

15 Sep 1973

Arrived at Auckland at conclusion of delivery flight

 

Aircraft was under the command of Captain P. F. (Phil) Le Couteur.

-- Jul 1982

Withdrawn from service by Air New Zealand at Auckland Airport.

17 Jul 1982

Sold to American Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth, USA.

17 Jul 1982

Delivered to American Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

17 Jul 1982

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register.

17 Jul 1982

Entered on the United States Aircraft Register as N137AA.

 

Registered to American Airlines, Dallas, Texas, USA.

-- Jan 1984

Sold to Polaris Leasing and leased back to American Airlines.

31 Oct 2000

Withdrawn from service by American Airlines.

06 Nov 2000

Ferried to Mojave, California for storage.

 

Aircraft had flown 104,691 hours with 19,305 cycles.

18 Oct 2001

Towed to a hangar at Mojave in preparation for sale to a Nigerian airline.

 

The intended sale was subsequently cancelled.

24 Apr 2002

Aircraft repossessed by GA Telesis Turbine Technologies including engines.

 

All other useful parts were reclaimed by GA Telesis Turbine Technologies.

26 Apr 2002

Declared permanently withdrawn from use.

16 May 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register.

Nov 2003

Fuselage seen at an Alameda yard being parted out.

16 Dec 2003

Major breaking up commenced.

02 Jan 2004

Observed at Alameda with 70% of the aircraft broken up.