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Airplane Love: The DC-9’s Final Flight, as Described by WABE’s Jim Burress

Delta Air Lines Capt. Scott Woolfrey meets with fans of the DC-9, as he prepares to command the final flight of the workhorse plane from Minneapolis to Atlanta on January 6, 2014.
Delta Air Lines Capt. Scott Woolfrey meets with fans of the DC-9, as he prepares to command the final flight of the workhorse plane from Minneapolis to Atlanta on January 6, 2014.
Credit Jim Burress/WABE News

  On January 6, 2014, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines flew a DC-9 from Minneapolis to Atlanta.  It was the final flight for a DC-9, which has been in service since the mid-1960’s.  Fans of the DC-9 made sure they were among the passengers on its final trip.  Among them was WABE’s Jim Burress, who spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer from Minneapolis as he prepared to climb aboard.

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