Arundel Digest

Historic Delta plane to be displayed at BWI

Six decades ago, Delta Airlines sent its first DC-3 passenger plane into the sky.


Today, the original plane - dubbed the "Ship 41" - will land at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, one of 60 stops on its nationwide tour to honor Delta's 75th year in business.

After its landing at 10 a.m., the twin-engine plane will remain parked at Gate C-10, under the upper-level observation deck. It will remain on display until the end of the week.


The aircraft was restored from nose to tail by more than 3,000 Delta volunteers over five years beginning in 1995. In 2001, the 21-passenger plane won a National Trust Award for Historic Preservation. It is the only airplane to have received this award.

Man is shot, collapses in Crofton parking lot

Anne Arundel County police are investigating a shooting in Crofton yesterday afternoon that left one man critically wounded.

The victim, shot multiple times, was found lying unconscious in the parking lot of 1438 Defense Highway just after 1:30 p.m. He was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Police have not identified the victim.

Lt. Joseph Jordan, a police spokesman, said that the victim was likely shot in a nearby residence and ran into the parking lot, where he collapsed. Jordan said police are questioning a suspect they believed to have been involved in the shooting, but that no charges have been filed.