February 26, 2007

History about Ship 13:

Ship 13, was purchased by Toolco, a Howard Hughes companion July 1960. The plane was then leased and delivered to TWA as N810TW on February 15, 1961.

The aircraft saw service from March 16, 1961 to August 10, 1973. After operating with TWA the aircraft was placed in storage for a few years. On April 18, 1978 American Jet Industries purchased several 880s including Ship 13. In June of 1985 Charlotte Aerospace purchased all 880s. On September 9, 1991 the FAA purchased Ship 13 and had the plane ferried to Atlantic City , New Jersey . for fire testing. In March of 2006 Scroggins Aviation purchased Ship 13, N807AJ from the FAA/GSA. In October 2006 the Maine Coast Airways Museum took the aircraft on loan from Scroggins Aviation.  After four months the Maine Coast Airways Museum returned the aircraft due to lack of funds to move and restore the aircraft.  Scroggins Aviation sold the aircraft to a scrapping company after all attempts to save the plane failed.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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