GREENWOOD-LEFLORE AIRPORT (GWO), GREENWOOD, MS
In August 2001 we were travelling through the Deep South and since I'd heard there were airliners stored here, I had
included Greenwood on my itinerary.
You need access to the ramp to get decent shots of the aircraft, but the Memphis Group showered me with
Southern hospitality and allowed me and my son to wander freely among the aeroplanes.
Boy, it was hot ! But worthwile. It is kind of eerie, to walk among these ghostly aeroplanes, which have
reached the end of the road (airways?) among the cottonfields of Mississippi. The airport is very quiet, what you'll
hear is a rudder creaking in the wind and not much else.
It seemed fitting to dedicate a page to the airliners that are being taken apart here, possibly to live on as
replacement parts in other airliners.
The following aircraft were noted as present...
Greenwood,MS 01AUG2001 (tailnumber/type/msn&ln/operator)
N196FE 727-22(F) (19145/451) FedEx
N146FE 727-27C (19110/283) FedEx
N167FE 727-22(F) (18864/231) FedEx
N195FE 727-22(F) (19144/450) FedEx
N181FE 727-22(F) (18868/248) FedEx
N154FE 727-25(F) (18287/190) FedEx, wreck
N857FT 747-132(SF) (20246/155) Polar Air Cargo
N153UA 747-123 (20102/59) UAL
N154UA 747-123 (20103/65) UAL
N156UA 747-123 (20105/77) UAL
N157UA 747-123 (20106/79) UAL
N4728U 747-122 (19925/205) UAL
N68046 DC-10-10 (47800/92) Continental
N12089 DC-10-30 (46550/46) Continental
(N128FE) 727-25C (19720/482) FedEx; only cockpit part left
N9022U 737-222 (19060/55) UAL, tailsection
N9013U 737-222 (19051/30) UAL, midsection
N9045U 737-222 (19551/117) UAL
PK-GAD A300B4-220F (165) (ex/Garuda)
PK-GAE A300B4-220F (166) (ex/Garuda), tailsection
PK-GAF A300B4-220F (167) (ex/Garuda)
N946LL DC-10-10 (46946/222) (ex/Laker Airways), white, no t/t
N152SY DC-10-15 (48289/365) (ex/Sun Country A/l) no t/t
N11985 A300B4-103 (119) (ex/Continental)
B-1810 A300B4-220 (179) (ex/China A/l)
B-1812 A300B4-220 (171) (ex/China A/l)
SX-BEE A300B4-103 (103) ex/Olympic, white
SX-BED A300B4-103 (058) ex/Olympic
N157UA 747-123 (20106/79) UAL
N115UT MiG-15 (31040) (Ricks Vernon)
In July 2009 I compiled this list of airports in North America where you might see stored aeroplanes:
KMZJ - Marana (Pinal Air Park),AZ (Airliners.net)
KTUS - Tucson,AZ (Airliners.net)
KGYR - Goodyear (Phoenix),AZ
KMHV - Mojave,CA (Airliners.net)
KVCV – Victorville,CA (Airliners.net)
KOPF – Opa Locka,FL (Airliners.net)
KROW – Roswell, NM (Airliners.net)
KGOW – Greenwood,MS (Airliners.net)
KMQY - Smyrna, TN (Airliners.net)
KGYI - Sherman,TX (Airliners.net)
KAEX - Alexandria,LA (Airliners.net)
KADM – Ardmore,OK (Airliners.net ***)
KARG – Walnut Ridge,AR (Airliners.net)
KMEB - Maxton,NC (Airliners.net)
KOSC - Oscoda,MI (Airliners.net)
KINT - Winston Salem,NC (no salvage- or aerial photos found)
Phoenix-Goodyear and Walnut Ridge were among the airfields which saw aircraft stored at the end of World War II, so they have a long tradition in this matter!
CYLW – Kelowna,BC (Airliners.net ***)
CYYC – Calgary,ALB (Airliners.net)
CYXE - Saskatoon,SAS (Airliners.net)
Dirk Septer sent this 2009 image of Calgary.
A list of Defunct Airlines since 2000: www.justplanes.com/AirlineHist.html
See my USA 2017 report on salvage yards in Arizona!
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