Aviation Photo #1112700 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 - American Airlines

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American 89 heavy from ORD is over the numbers landing runway 27. First flight was October 29, 1971. Delivery date was February 28, 1972. Sadly, W/O May 25, 1979 as N110AA with American Airlines at ORD as Flight 191 attempting to operate ORD-LAX. Crashed after her left engine fell off the left wing. 271 passengers and 2 on ground were fatalities - r.i.p. A tribute to those that did not survive.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    American Airlines
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas
    46510
    22
    N110AA
    San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field
    California
    USA
    May 1977
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Great aircraft, did not deserve its bad reputation for being involved in so many fatal accidents.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Exactly 30 years ago, this aircraft was destroyed shortly after take-off, with the loss of 258 passengers, 13 crew and 2 persons on the ground. It was a very sad day, US worst air disaster, a tragedy that we`ll never forget, may they rest in peace. Chicago O'Hare airport, runway 32 R.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It was not the captains fault, it was the ground crew who was working on the plane. It should not deserve bad reputation just because of the ground crew.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Sadly, this beautiful DC-10-10 was involved in the worst US air
Anonymous
7 years ago
This beautiful aircraft is seen here landing at picturesque San Diego Lindbergh Field. Sadly lost in a great air disaster. RIP.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The clarity of this photograph and the melancholy of it are two striking characteristics for me.

Thank You.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sadly, this beautiful bird was involved in the worst US air disaster to date. Very nice photo, nostalgic and full of emotion for all aviation fans. My sentiments to all families and friends of the victims of AA flight 191. Rest in peace.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice photo ! Rest in peace.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice photo, rest in peace.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A few months after this one crashed, another disaster struck the DC-10, this time in Antarctica, with yet again, the grounding of the worldwide DC-10 fleet. Truly devastating.

May the crew and passengers of AA 191 and ANZ 901 rest in peace.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Yeah, the ANZ901 crashed 6 months later. The tail number was ZK-NZP and uses GE engines. Also, don't forget Turkish 981 in 1974. The worst disaster involving in a DC-10 (TC-JAV, called "Ankara", 346 people killed) :(
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice photo, my sentiments to all families and friends of the people who died on the tragedy that happened to this aircraft. May they rest in peace.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Such a sad story behind this beautiful bird.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Excellent view of airplane including control settings, attitude, and configurations.
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's sad that this beautiful planes died

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