If memory serves correctly, the DC-10's were in service from 1980 to 1984. Originally, we had N1035F (leased from Icelandic) and then got N101TV through N104TV, leased from Transamerica. In the end, they leased one aircraft from World (N104WA or N105WA, I believe) but I had already been laid-off by that point (second round of management layoffs).
They were used primarily for trans-Atlantic flights however, they did use them occasionally on domestic flights (in fact, the DC-10 that had an uncontained engine failure on take-off from MIA
, was scheduled to fly MIA
and then to points beyond domestically. Fortunately, the explosion took place prior to V1 and the take-off was aborted, thankfully. The final report showed that, as a result of the compressor blades damaging the wing, the hydraulic lines had been severed and the slats on that side had already begun to blow-back (ala the AA
flight out of ORD
in the late 70's).
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(