27.06.1978: Assembled in Long Beach

03.11.1978: To Wardair Canada (WR Wop May, 102), C-GXRC

26.09.1988: To GPA Group

27.09.1988: Leased to Finnair, OH-LHE

03.05.1992: Sub-leased to World Airways

05.1992: Sub-sub-leased to Garuda Indonesia

08.1992: Returned to World Airways

30.08.1992: Returned to Finnair

03.05.1993: Leased to THY - Turkish Airlines

30.06.1993: Returned to Finnair

05.05.1994: Returned to GPA Group

1994: WFU and stored in Helsinki, Finland

1994: Planned for Air Liberté as F-GPVE but not taken up

15.08.1995: Re-registred N777SJ and sold to Aero USA

????: WFU and stored in Greensboro

10.11.1997: To Gemini Air Cargo, N607GC

11.1997: Converted to DC-10-30F (AF)

2001: Named (Shannon Leigh)

22.06.2001: To Mojave for hail damage repair by Avtel

????: Renamed (Brooke)

????: WFU and stored in Mojave, CA


later -30F(AF)



3 CF6-50

Photo from Taxiways collection

Wardair used #256 on routes to the Caribbean, Hawaii and Florida until smaller A310 aircraft replaced it.

Photo from B. Fleischmann collection

#256 during its career with Finnair at Tenerife/Sur.

Photo by Mark Abbott

#256 in Los Angeles on November 4th 2000

Click here to see more photos in this Gemini Air Cargo scheme

Photo by Michael Carter

Some of Gemini's DC-10s are temporarily stored in the desert, like #256 at Mojave Airport (September 30th 2003)

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