FedEx Boeing 727 [N288FE] Stuck in Mud

FedEx Boeing 727 [N288FE] Stuck in Mud (StreetView)
N288FE a FedEx Boeing 727-200 cargo jet named Michelle, is stuck in the mud at Cahokia Airport. This retired three engine cargo jet, built in 1979 was first operated by Ozark Airlines, then Pan Am, and eventually was converted to a freight hauler and operated by Federal Express. When fedEx retired it from service in May of 2013 they donated it to the St Louis Downtown Cahokia Airport for Fire Fighter training. Its final flight was to CPS where it was left by its three man crew. Later, as it was being towed to the northwest corner of the airport, it sank into a muddy field. At an empty weight of 98,400 lbs the soft ground it was being moved on to could not support the aircraft weight. It came to rest with the main landing gear sunk in the field and the nose gear resting on a city street.

Video of the incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ows952az4
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@ 2013-11-25 19:28:14
Time to turn on the engines full-throttle and see what happens!
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@ 2020-05-23 13:34:13
The Google Maps car drove by the stuck aircraft in May 2013 at the corner of Airflite and Vector Rd.