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Check Six: February 24, 1989 – 30 years Ago

February 24, 2019

From the This Day in Aviation website

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24 February 1989: At 01:52:49 HST, United Airlines Flight 811 was cleared for takeoff from Honolulu International Airport (HNL), enroute to Auckland International Airport (AKL) and onward to Sydney, Australia (SYD). On board were 337 passengers and 18 crew members. The airliner was under the command of Captain David M. Cronin, with First Officer Gregory Slader and Second Officer Randal Thomas. The airliner was a Boeing 747-122, serial number 19875, registered N4713U.

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This aircraft was repaired on the back ramp of Hickam AFB near Area 65. Air Guard members viewed the repair process over several months as they drove to work.

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