Continental Airlines  McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14  N8961    (c/n  45842)


                                           Continental's first twin engined jets were four DC-9 series10s leased from Douglas in 1966.
                                           These were to be the forerunner of a large fleet of DC-9s and their stretched derivitives.
                                           Ironincally, these early DC-9s later wound up with Texas International, which in turn merged
                                           with Continental in 1982 and so they returned to the CO fleet again after an absence of some
                                           14 years.