Ozark Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-41 N934L (c/n
The series 40 DC-9 was not the most common
variant (only 70 of them were built). It had
a 6 ft 2
in fuselage stretch over the series 30, giving it a maximum passenger
capacity of 125.
was supplied by a pair of 14,500 lb s.t. JT8D-9 turbofans.
Ozark's three machines
were not new (they had been purchased from Japan's TOA Domestic
Airlines). This one
JA8435) was captured by Frank C. Duarte Jr at San Diego's Lindbergh
Field in April
1983. Deregulation sparked a flurry of new routes for the
airline, which could now no
longer rightfully be called a "Regional Airline", since its routes now
spanned coast to coast.