Austral’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9-81 LV-WFN is being preserved in Argentina

Austral DC-9-81 LV-WFN (07)(Grd) ODB (AR)(LRW)

Austral Líneas Aéreas‘ (Buenos Aires) DC-9-81 (MD-81) LV-WFN (msn 48025) was retired from service on February 2, 2012 and flown to Córdoba International Airport-Pajas Blancas on March 16, 2012 for preservation. It was one of the oldest (if not the oldest) DC-9-81 in service.

LV-WFN performed its final flight between Córdoba to Morón Air Force Base in Buenos Aires (MOR) on February 26. The aircraft was donated by Austral Líneas Aéreas to Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica, as it was the first of the DC-9 Super 80 airliner to enter service with Austral in 1981. This plane was retired from service on March 2012 and was preserved waiting for a decision about its fate. Lately the aircraft was being readied before being ferried to Morón as AU 2080, unpressurized and with landing gear deployed.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero. LV-WFN looks forlorn at Córdoba while waiting for its final fate. Now it will be preserved.

Austral: AG Slide Show