This Boeing 747-287B, serial number 21725, with a test registration code of N1789B and powered by 4xPratt & Whitney JT9D-7A engines, first flew on December 8 1978.
On January 13 1979, it was delivered to Aerolíneas Argentinas with the registration LV-MLO, who operated it for four years, when it was sold to Metro International on July 4 1983. Metro Int. operated the aircraft for only one year, before selling it to the freighter complany Flying Tigers, on April 1 1984.
Five years later, on August 7 1989, Federal Express bought the aircraft.
One year later, on May 31 1990, Aerolíneas Argentinas bought back LV-MLO.
It was stored in 2002.
LV-MLO was scrapped in 2015.
Mistery sorrounding LV-MLO:
The protagonist of this story, an stewardess, was a hard working woman and, as any other person who works/had work on an airline, had an special plane. That plane was LV-MLO. Its connection to the plane was emphasized by the day the plane was baptized, December 8 1978, Virgin Mary´s day.
Apparently, she got a terminal illness, and asked to be signed up for her final trip on that aircraft.
She died the next day.
After that, her spirit stayed inside the aircraft, stealing tools and scaring the workers.
LV-MLO stopped being used on the 90´s, while the other 747-200s kept being used until the early decade of the 2000s.
LV-MLO had been name “MALO (Bad)”, by the workers of Ezeiza International Airport.