Farewell, DC-9’s. The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal says Delta is retiring the fleet of the aircraft it got when it bought Northwest Airlines.
The last flight will be January 6th. The last of the DC-9’s flown by a major carrier will leave Minneapolis St. Paul for Atlanta, one last takeoff for the plane that was the biggest noisemaker of all of the planes that have flown into MSP, and no fun for passengers sitting in the last rows of the plane.
The average age of the remaining DC-9s in the fleet is 35 years. They looked their age:
The particular plane in this video was retired six weeks ago.
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