Friday, June 19, 2020

United Parcel Service (UPS) Douglas DC-8-73CF (46090/504) N814UP

(Photo by Michael Carter - Aero Pacific Images)

It was always so fantastic to see the UPS DC-8-73CF's come home to Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) every afternoon back in the 90's! This fine example is seen in April 1998 on short final to Rwy 30 the same Rwy she returned to following her first flight back in November 1969 as she would have departed from Rwy 12 on her departure.

She was delivered to Trans International Airlines as N486FT on December 29, 1969 as a DC-8-63CF. In the following years she flew with the following:

Union de Transports Aériens (UTA) - (August 1972 - December 1972) as N486FT

Trans America Airlines as N486FT

Spirit of America Airlines as N486FT

United Parcel Service (UPS) as N486FT

Flying Tiger Line as N486FT and N705FT

Federal Express (FedEx) as N705FT and N405FE

and finally United Parcel Service (UPS) as N814UP until her retirement in 2009 when she was placed into storage at Roswell (ROW/KROW), New Mexico and later scrapped.

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