This aircraft was damaged beyond repair while landing at Vigo on 21 March 1994. The left wing hit the approach lights of runway 20. The DC-9 touched down about 50m short of the runway, causing both main gear to separate. The aircraft slid for 580m and came to rest with a ruptured right-wing rear spar web. This caused the opening of the integral right wing fuel tank, allowing fuel to escape and feed a post-crash fire. All 116 persons on board survived.
Air Canada got their money's worth with this DC-9. Delivered April 11, 1968, the airliner flew it's last revenue flight with Air Canada in December 2001 . Ferried to Mojave, CA on February 11, 2002, the aircraft was stored until sold to Jet Midwest Group as N890JM in April 2007. It was quickly placed with Global Aviation in South Africa registered ZS-SAW in October 2007.