VH-OJT, a Qantas 747, approaches touchdown (Photo: Mark Harkin (VH-OJT Boeing 747 Qantas) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Qantas Retires Another 747 to California Desert

As part of its plan to retire its aging Boeing 747-400 fleet in the next few years, Qantas Airways has sent another one of its 747s to the Mojave Desert for a permanent rest. VH-OJT, a 19-year Qantas veteran, flew its final flight from Los Angeles International Airport to the Mojave Air and Space Port, just 80 miles away, following its normal jaunt from Australia to the U.S. just three days prior. The aircraft’s final transpacific flight departed Brisbane on…