N68041 Douglas DC-10-10 Continental Micronesia MAN 20FEB94
Replacing an earlier scanned photo with a slightly better version 27-Feb-19. Taken from the old control tower block extension through tinted glass and a bit grainy. Not a common sight at Manchester, a Continental Micronesia DC-10-10 departing after a maintenance check with FLS Engineering.
Fleet No: "041".
This aircraft was delivered to Continental Airlines as N68041 (the registration it kept for it's whole life) in Apr-72. It was sold to a lessor in Sep-89 and leased back to Continental. It was transferred to Continental Micronesia in Apr-94 and returned to Continental Airlines Mar-98. The aircraft was returned to the lessor in Apr-99 and was stored at Goodyear, AZ, USA. In Nov-99 it was converted to cargo configuration with a main deck cargo door and leased to Emery Air Freight the following month. It was stored at Lackland AFB/Kelly Field, TX, USA in Sep-01 and later at Roswell, NM, USA. It was sold to Emery in Nov-02 and remained in storage until it was sold to Miami Leasing in May-04. It was ferried to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil for maintenance with VARIG Engineering in Jul-04 and was leased to Arrow Air Cargo in Oct-04. Arrow Air ceased operations in Jun-10, the aircraft was returned to Miami Leasing and stored at Miami after 38 years in service. It was broken up in 2012 and the registration was cancelled in Sep-13.