Pan Am DC-8-32 Clipper Great Republic - Construction #: 45262 - Line Number: 70 - Registration: N809PA - Delivery Date: 06/22/1960 - Service Dates: 1960 to 1968 - Airframe Hours: 48,393 - Sold to United Airlines in October 1968. Converted to a freighter in 1977. Scrapped in 1986.
January 11, 1983 - United Airlines Flight 2885, a Douglas DC-8-54F crashed after take-off from Detroit, killing all 3 crew. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation determined that the cause for the crash was pilot error.
September 11, 2001 - United Airlines Flight 175 was hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists and flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing all 65 people aboard and an unconfirmed number in the building's impact zone.