Aviation Photo #1227547 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 - Air New Zealand

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A rare In-Flight 'Economy' Cabin View (looking forward) in an Air New Zealand DC-10, flying between Sydney and Auckland in 1980. Photo taken (as Flight Attendants served refreshments) when we flew in ZK-NZQ across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. The previous year ANZ 'sister-ship' ZK-NZP had crashed into Mt Erebus in Antarctica (on 28Nov1979, due to a navigation programming error) with the tragic loss of 257 lives (RIP). That was Flight TE901, the fourteenth ANZ scenic flight to Antarctica.
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    Wolodymir Nelowkin
    Air New Zealand
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas
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    ZK-NZQ
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    International Airspace
    June 16, 1980
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Comments (10)

Anonymous
9 years ago
What a fantastic shot! I love the uniforms and not to mention the choice of seat colour!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I lost my grandfather in the Erebus crash 28th Nov 1979, nothing brave about what you did, it was just a freak accident, thses things happen. Great photo.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great photo of the interior of a great aircraft, the DC-10, belonging to a great airline, Air New Zealand. ZK-NZQ is sistership of ZK-NZP, sadly lost in Antartic on 28 november 1979.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful choice of seat upholstery colors, really reminds us of the 1970
Anonymous
7 years ago
Appreciate the nostalgic view. What does seem brave, by present day standards, is ANZ deciding not to fit overhead lockers over the centre seats!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I gave this a 4 Star as we need more great photos like this of New Zealand Aviaiton history.

Anonymous
7 years ago
Gotta love the Bright 70s decor, beats the Blue decor all the airlines have nowadays....
Anonymous
5 years ago
I like the historic impression this shot gives me but beautiful? no, i prefer the modern interior of airplanes
Anonymous
3 years ago
Amazing story behind this shot
Anonymous
1 year ago
I think this is the only DC-10 I have seen where the seatback oxygen mask panels were cloth covered.

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