1939 Douglas DC-3 behind Henry Ford Museum, August 26, 1999

Summary

When North Central Airlines donated Douglas DC-3 number N21728 to The Henry Ford in 1975, it had logged nearly 85,000 flight hours -- a record for a commercial aircraft at the time. After flying into Dearborn under its own power, the plane was moved by crane to a display location behind Henry Ford Museum. It was moved inside the museum in 2003.

When North Central Airlines donated Douglas DC-3 number N21728 to The Henry Ford in 1975, it had logged nearly 85,000 flight hours -- a record for a commercial aircraft at the time. After flying into Dearborn under its own power, the plane was moved by crane to a display location behind Henry Ford Museum. It was moved inside the museum in 2003.

Artifact

Digital image

Subject Date

26 August 1999

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.1323

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Technique

Digital imaging

Color

Multicolored

1939 Douglas DC-3 Airplane

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