This is one in a series of articles on Winglets which track the histories of Canadair Regional Jets.
- MSN 7005
- C-GRJN, D-ACLB
- Fifth Canadair Regional Jet Built
- Operated for Lufthansa Cityline only during service career. One accident incident, gear problem at Munich in 2002. Removed from service in 2005. All reports indicate that aircraft was scrapped after passing through Toronto after removal from service.
- Originally a RJ100ER, converted to RJ100LR configuration.
C-GRJN, 7005, was the fifth Canadair Regional Jet built and flew exclusively for Lufthansa Cityline. 7005 was delivered on November 27th, 1992 as D-ACLB and was configured as a RJ100ER aircraft. 7005’s intended registration was to be D-ARJB, but was not used. All further CRJs in Cityline’s first order were to be registered as D-ARJA and upwards, but did not and followed the D-ACL series instead. Like other members of the CityLine CRJ fleet, 7005 underwent an update to the RJ100LR configuration, but did not undergo any other updates.
7005 operated with Cityline and suffered only one accident event in its history. On September 14th, 2002, the aircraft suffered a nose gear failure at Munich and an emergency landing was made which resulted in minor damage to the aircraft.
The aircraft flew in various Lufthansa titles as did all of the CityLine CRJ fleet during their service. 7005 was withdrawn from service during November 2005 and then returned to Canada, passing through Toronto. No other information exists about the fate of 7005, but it can be assumed that the aircraft was scrapped, possibly at North Bay Ontario.