North Central Airlines' 1939 Douglas DC-3 in Flight, circa 1975

Summary

Minneapolis-based North Central Airlines bought DC-3 number N21728, built in 1939, from Eastern Airlines in 1952. After 13 years in passenger service, North Central converted the airplane into a VIP transport in 1965. The durable DC-3 logged almost 85,000 flight hours and traveled some 12 million miles over its 36-year career. It was donated to The Henry Ford in 1975.

Minneapolis-based North Central Airlines bought DC-3 number N21728, built in 1939, from Eastern Airlines in 1952. After 13 years in passenger service, North Central converted the airplane into a VIP transport in 1965. The durable DC-3 logged almost 85,000 flight hours and traveled some 12 million miles over its 36-year career. It was donated to The Henry Ford in 1975.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1975

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Edison Institute Records 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.235.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Resin-coated paper

Technique

Chromogenic processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 5.125 in

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