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NASA DC-8, tail number N8917NA (aka NASA817), flies over Mint Canyon, 1972.
As of 2018, this plane files out of Edwards Air Force Base on a loop that takes it out over Phoenix and Tucson, roughly following the 10 and 40 Freeways.
Type: Fixed Wing Multi-Engine
Engine Type: Turbo-jet (CFM56 series)
Registered owner: NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly NASA-Dryden)
LW3237: 9600 dpi jpeg from copy print purchased 2018 by Leon Worden. Date (1972) is according to the photo vendor.