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HB-JIF McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 Fly Hello DUS 28MAY10 | by Ken Fielding
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HB-JIF McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 Fly Hello DUS 28MAY10

This aircraft was delivered to SAS Scandinavian Airlines as LN-ROB in Dec-96. It was sold to a lessor on delivery and leased back to SAS. The aircraft was stored at Copenhagen in Mar-05 after repair following a ground accident (see note, below). It was sub-leased to Fly Hello (Switzerland) as HB-JIF in Feb-06, they wet-leased it to Iceland Express between Mar-08/Sep-08. The aircraft was returned to SAS in Feb-11 and stored at Stockholm-Arlanda. It was ferried to Marana, AZ, USA in Jun-11 and sold to Wells Fargo Delaware Trust (Trustee for Delta) and leased to Delta Air Lines as N934DN. The aircraft was refurbished, repainted and entered service in Jan-12. It was sold to Delta in Jul-16. Current, updated (Apr-20).

 

Note: The aircraft was involved in a ground accident at Copenhagen on 06-Jan-05, it was being towed when the tug driver became ill and lost control, both aircraft and tug ran off the taxiway onto the grass with the tug ending up under the nose of the aircraft which was badly damaged. It was repaired and test flown at Copenhagen on 23-Mar-05, then stored until it was leased to Fly Hello in Feb-06.

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Taken on May 28, 2010