N803MA Miami Air Boeing 727-225 (sn 22434 / ln 1671)

In 1996 Miami Air International conducted charter operations on behalf of the U.S. Air Force in Europe and so we had this rather exotic carrier at Frankfurt. Miami Air International bought this ex Eastern Air Lines Boeing 727-225 in February 1997. Eastern received it in November 1980 as N803EA (sn 22434 / 1671) and used it until March 1991, when it was withdrawn from use and from December 1991 on leased to Miami Air as N803MA. In 2004 it was sold to Platinum Air and became N770PL / PT-PLH before withdrawn from use and pput in storage in 2007.
Pictured on 14 June 1996 during an impressive take-off from Runway 18.

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