Airlines (PSA) McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 N705PS
PSA's relationship with the DC-9 was somewhat
disjointed. They actually ordered two of them in
but these were fairly quickly sold off. Did they not like
them? Did they decide to go all with
Boeing fleet? It was some fifteen years later that
they reacquainted themselves with the type.
Even then they at first opted for the stretched MD-80 series, but
nevertheless picked up four of the
bodied version. One of these (an ex Altair machine) is seen
above in "Grinning Bird" livery
shot by Frank C. Duarte Jr taken at LAX looking toward Lincoln Blvd and
October of 1983. Doubtless the Chamber of Commerce would have you
know that that
smog you are looking at, but morning haze!