A sad sight as N473BN and her sisters sit idle at Terminal 2W.
A cloudy day in June of 1982.
A newly painted 727-227A sits idle at the gate at Dallas/Fort Worth International while her sister ships N601BN, "747 Braniff Place" and N606BN 747SP await their fate after Braniff shut down a month earlier.
N602BN, the remaining 747-200, is seen in the "Braniff Hanger" (now the American Airlines Hanger) on the far West side of D/FW. Two B727-227s painted in the "Red/Aztec Gold" Two-tone scheme are also parked by the hanger.
The 727, N475BN, was sold to American Airlines, N601BN was bought by Tower Air and N606BN was sold to Pan American World Airways. It became "Clipper America." It was sold again in 1986 to United Airlines who flew it until the mid-90s. In 2004, N606BN flies for the Government of Oman.
Photo © 1982, 2001 Brooke D. Watts
(I took this photo with an 8mm camera in 1982)
The "Unreal" scene of most of Braniff's fleet parked at Terminal 2W,
"The Braniff Terminal" after shutdown on 12 May 1982.
The DC-8-62s were ferried to Love Field, and are not in this picture.
At least 30 of these 727s were "reborn" in 1984 under Braniff, Inc.
Photo courtesy Elizabeth Sheppard
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