VH-TJP  Douglas DC-9-31                                    (c/n  47418)


                                  This aircraft was originally the first of six additional machines ordered by TAA in 1970.  It was
                                  brokered through Australian Aircraft Sales in 1986, in whose titling it is seen in the above photo
                                  by Danny Tanner   It went to Sunworld International in the US as N741L.  It had many other
                                  US registrations over the years, finally winding up with TAESA in Mexico in 1998 as XA-TKN.
                                  It was written off when it crashed at Uruapan Airport, Mexico on 9 November 1999.  Upon
                                  take off from this airport the pilot over rotated, striking the aircraft on the runway.  Five crew
                                  and thirteen passengers were killed.  ,