ZK-NZN. Douglas DC-10-30. (47848-136)

 

 

 

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

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

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

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ZK-NZN. Malaysian Airline System - in the standard Air New Zealand livery at Hong Kong Airport, November 1978.

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ZK-NZN. Malaysian Airline System - in the standard Air New Zealand livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1978.

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ZK-NZN. Malaysian Airline System - in the standard Air New Zealand livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1978.

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ZK-NZN. Malaysian Airline System - in the standard Air New Zealand livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1978.

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

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

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

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

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

06 Dec 1973

First flown at Longbeach, California

17 Jan 1974

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NZN.

 

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

18 Jan 1974

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Longbeach, California.

Departed Longbeach on its delivery flight the same day.

19 Jan 1974

Arrived at Auckland at conclusion of the delivery flight.

 

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

26 Nov 1978

Leased to Malaysian Airline System, Kuala Lumpur, as ZK-NZN.

16 Dec 1978

Returned to Air New Zealand on termination of lease.

14 Apr 1981

Withdrawn from use at Auckland Airport.

 
Sold to International Lease Finance Corporation, USA.
 

Leased to Western Airlines, USA.

22 Apr 1981

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register.

-- Apr 19 81

Entered on the United States Aircraft Register as N821L.

 

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation, USA.

-- Sep 1983

Returned to International Lease Finance Corporation on termination of lease

21 Sep 1983

Leased to Air Pacific, Fiji as N821L.

 

Operated Air Pacific’s first long haul international services

 

Route: Nadi - Honolulu - Los Angeles - return.

28 Dec 1984

Returned to International Lease Finance Corporation on termination of lease

03 Jan 1985

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

 

Registration changed to N144AA (date unknown).

13 Oct 2000

Withdrawn from service by American Airlines.

05 Dec 2000

Ferried to Mojave, California for storage.

 

Aircraft had flown 103,400 hours with 20,297 cycles.

-- Oct 2001

Sold, probably to be broken up.

26 Apr 2002

All useful parts were reclaimed by GA Telesis Turbine Technologies.

26 Apr 2002

Declared permanently withdrawn from use.

26 Apr 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register.

Nov 2003

Fuselage seen at an Alameda yard being parted out.