Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max (60188/7583) N1809U

(Photo by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Images)
Captured on short final to Rwy 30 at Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) as "WN3568" arriving from St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL/KSTL) this afternoon, April 5, 2023.
First Flight: June 4, 2019 as N1786B.
Spicejet VT-MXZ Not Taken Up (NTU).
Delivered: August 1, 2022.
***Another ex United Airlines Douglas DC-10-10 (46608/26) registration delivered to the carrier on February 29, 1972. 
The aircraft later saw service with FedEx as N370FE "Jay" and converted to an MD-10-10(F) in October 2003. 
It was involved in a landing accident on October 16, 2016 at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL/KFLL) and damaged beyond repair (DBR) resulting in her scrapping in January 2017.***

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