FedEx donates plane to FLL for emergency training
Boeing 727 touches down at FLL after final flight
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Boeing 727 made its final flight Wednesday after nearly 40 years of service.
The airplane was donated to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by FedEx so that emergency personnel can train on a real aircraft rather than a simulator.
This is the 79th cargo plane to be donated by FedEx since the 1990s.
As the plane touched down, it was greeted with a traditional water salute. The pilot also greeted the crowd with a friendly wave.
The plane is named "Stephanie" after the now-grown daughter of a FedEx employee.
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief honored FedEx with a proclamation for providing the county with a valuable tool.
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