FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 998 times:
Some will survive as freighters while others will be scapped for spare parts. The aircrafts that are parked in the desert are usually still owned by the airlines and/or the leasing companies. Remember when the 707s were retired?? Guess who bought a majority of them? The US Air Force, to keep their C-135 fleet going.
My guess the same thing will happen with the DC-10s.
Fed Ex will get some while the others probably will dismantled for spares for the KC-10 fleet. Regards.
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Mikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 970 times:
If you want to see the remaining TWA 1011's, head to kingman, AZ. There you'll see why they are sitting there and will continue to sit there. No engines, avionics or much of anything else left. Except the guy who works there and barked at me for getting a closer look at airplanes that will probably never fly again(?!).