Document Archive: PBA’s ‘Good Old 36’ Holds Commercial Flying Record

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Category: Article
Page(s): 2
Date: December 24th, 1985
Source: United Press International
Author(s): Susan Postlewaite
It’s been stripped and rebuilt eight times, had 268 engines and 120 propellers.

Built in 1937, Provincetown-Boston Airline’s trusty, lumbering DC-3 N136PB is believed to hold the world’s record for the most hours in flight of any aircraft still in commercial service. It had more than 88,400 hours in the air as of Friday. That comes out to about 10 years in flight.

The last reported time was 91,400.02 in August 1993.

Copyright © 1985 United Press International
Reprinted with permission.


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