North Central Airlines 1939 Douglas DC-3 circa 1975

Summary

By the time it was retired to Henry Ford Museum in 1975, North Central Airlines DC-3 number N21728 had logged nearly 85,000 flight hours, setting a record for a commercial aircraft. The plane, built in 1939, carried passengers for Eastern Airlines until North Central bought it in 1952. At its retirement, the DC-3 was being used for VIP transportation.

By the time it was retired to Henry Ford Museum in 1975, North Central Airlines DC-3 number N21728 had logged nearly 85,000 flight hours, setting a record for a commercial aircraft. The plane, built in 1939, carried passengers for Eastern Airlines until North Central bought it in 1952. At its retirement, the DC-3 was being used for VIP transportation.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

1939 Douglas DC-3 Airplane

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