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McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14

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Best Airlines was a small airline that flew to cities in the Mid-Atlantic United States in the mid-1980s. This DC-9-14 was lease from British Midland Airways and was ex G-BMAC.

Aircraft Data

The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 is a single-aisle short to medium jet airliner. It was a two engined partner for the DC-8 programme, and a smaller rival for the Boeing 727. It is known for its long life and reliability, many of the youngest are still active.

The DC-9-14 was an early, short version of the type, the -14 was a slight upgrade on the initial production version, the series 10.

Summary data for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 14
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA19655792n/a - 90


2 x Pratt & Whitney JT8D (16000 - 20000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the JT9D-7, rated at 12500lb thrust


Dimensions for McDonnell Douglas DC-9 14
Length104 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span89 ft. 5 in.
Height27 ft. 5 in.
Empty Weight49,160 lbs.
Max Weight90,700 lbs.


Performance of McDonnell Douglas DC-9 14
Max Speed488 kts
Cruise Speed450 kts
Ceiling34,000 ft.
Normal Range1,000nm
Max Range1,265nm

Updated 3rd December 2008

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