Northwest Airlines  McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51  N784NC    (c/n  48109)


                                        Here's a striking shot by Michael F. McLaughlin of a NWA DC-9-51 departing Pierre Elliot
                                        Trudeau International on a snowy day in December 2001 (what else, in Montreal in winter?).
                                        Like all of this model, this aircraft came as a result of the merger with Republic Airlines in 1986.
                                        It was with North Central before that and was never re-registered into either Republic's "RC"
                                        or Northwest's "US" suffixes.  In 2003 Northwest announced the first revised livery scheme
                                        since 1989 and by 2005 most of NWA's fleet had been repainted into it. An excellent example
                                        is the shot seen below taken by Jason Ernster on approach to Minneapolis' Wold Chamberlin
                                        Field in June of that year.

                                        McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51  N764NC     (c/n  47717)