Delivered to United Airlines March 10, 1967, this 727 was one of three bought by Air Canada in 1979 for dedicated freight services. All three went to Interstate Airlines, N726PL first to arrive in September 1981. Interstate filed for bankruptcy in March 1987 and the freighter was taken over by Astar Air Cargo to operate for DHL. Later registered N706DH, it was sold to Transafrik International in 2000 and registered S9-BOE. Bought by fellow Angola based carrier Air Gemini after damaged hitting a pot hole on landing in November 2001, it was stored at Polkwane, South Africa in February 2004..
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