FedEx Parts Donor Airplane

N124FE  N124FE at Washington - Dulles -  27 Aug 2003

Meet "Marcella"!  She's 37 years old, and an organ donor, an airplane parts organ donor, that is.  Her current registration is N124FE, and her previous owner/operator was Federal Express.  In a previous life, she was built as a 727-25C for Eastern Air Lines,  made her first flight from Renton 2 Feb 1967, and was delivered to Eastern  9 Mar 1967.  At Eastern, her registration was N8160G.  She moved on to Federal Express 5 Nov 1981.  Her last flight was Flight Nbr 9059 from Oakland to Paine Field on 24 Oct 2003.  She entered overhaul at BF Goodrich in November 2003, but was instead retired from service in December 2003 and moved to the Museum of Flight 6 March 2004.  See complete information below.

FedEx 727-100C N124FE      N124FE  727-25C

   Our Donor airplane - "Marcella"

 N124FE on ramp at Everett Community College - KPAE


Our sincere thanks to FedEx Corp. for providing this airframe to the Museum.


Model:                   Boeing 727-25C
Customer:             Eastern Air Lines
Serial Number:      19360
Line Number:        371
Registration:          N8160G
First Flight:            2 Feb 1967
Delivery Date:        9 Mar 1967
Purchased by:       Federal Express
Purchase Date:      26 Sept 1981
Transfer Date:        5 Nov 1981
Registration:           N124FE
Name:                     Marcella
Final Flight Date:   24 Oct 2003
Final Flight:           Trip 9059  OAK - PAE
WFU:                       Dec 2003   (Withdrawn from Use)
Transfer to:            Museum of Flight, Seattle, Washington
Transfer Date:        6 Mar 2004
Flight Time:            64,006 hours (TTSN)
Cycles:                    48,078 landings
Scrapped:               March  2006

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Last revised 25 June 2004
                        30 June 2007

N124FE picture at KIAD - Washington Dulles  copyright Michal Kuklinski.  Used with permission.

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