The Chicken Works: The Aviation Art of JP Santiago

Mad Dog Departure

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This particular MD-83 is unique in several ways. Tail number N9405T, she is one of a small handful of MD-80s that were built in China by SAIC (Shanghai Aircraft Industries Corporation) under license from McDonnell Douglas. Built in December 1992, she was to go to CAAC, the Chinese state airline, but was cancelled and instead went to TWA. She's one of a handful of ex-TWA MD-80s still flying for American and has a sticker on the fuselage by the American titles that reads "Flagship Tulsa". This is in recognition of the employee efforts where the MD-80 heavy maintenance is performed at AA's facility at Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Location: DFW Founders' Plaza