01 January 2016

Delta's N722DA

Our January 2016 edition of "HNL RareBirds Classic" goes back to January 2005, with this former Delta Air Lines L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1, N722DA (msn 193C-1147), that made a stop at HNL on its way to BKK to join the Thai Sky Airlines fleet as HS-AXA.

N722DA was delivered to Delta in November 1977 from the Lockheed plant in Palmdale, CA, and served with the airline until October 1998, where it was placed into storage at VCV. It was sold to Jet Midwest in April 2004, then J&J Holdings (Hong Kong) seven months later. It made a ferry flight from VCV to CAN (via OAK and HNL) for an overhaul. It joined the Thai Sky Airlines in February 2005, but was withdrawn from use in April 2006, and was stripped for spare parts. It's assumed that this TriStar has been scrapped.

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