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Tails of Woe
Photograph by Joe McNally

U.S. Airways airliners, grounded by a weak economy and the aftermath of September 11, bask in the desert at Mojave, California. More than 2,000 commercial jets are parked in five locations across the country. U.S. Airways was the first U.S. carrier to declare bankruptcy after September 11, and the first to emerge from it in March of this year thanks to roughly a billion dollars in government-guaranteed loans, a new investor, Retirement Systems of Alabama, and employee concessions. The airline now has 279 aircraft, down from about 417 in the summer of 2001.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon D1X
Film Type: Lexar Compact/Media
Lens: 600mm lens
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Sunset
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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