4/28/17: For Wicked Special Saturday, here is USA Jet 196 on departure out of Oakland, bound for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I got this shot from AT&T Park, while watching the San Francisco Giants play the San Diego Padres, a game the Giants were able to win. N196US was delivered to Continental as N8914 in December 1967 as the 216th DC-9 off the production line. She went to Hughes AirWest, being reregistered as N9355 in the process, during May 1974. She went to Republic during the merger in October 1980 and than Northwest during that merger in October 1986 and in January 1993, she was Written From Use (WFU). She went to Custom Air Transport in March 1994 and was acquired by her current owner in December 1994.