Aviation Photo #0274416 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 - Leisure Air

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This is a "coke wash" cleaning of a DC-10 engine in progress. Running the engine at idle, a technician will direct a spray of mild abrasive into the engine to clean off deposits that can cause high heat (EGT). Note the technician is tied to a tug for safety.
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    Colin T. Ebert
    Leisure Air
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    July 1994
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Comments (11)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool picture, scary job.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's only scary if you had to do the top engine!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I thought this was a DC-10 not an octapos
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks fun!...in a twisted sort of way...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Looks like it's a diesel !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Max Thrust! XD
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wowowow... what a job! 100% adrenalin
Anonymous
5 years ago
Industrial strength coffee... ;)
Anonymous
4 years ago
I have heard of this procedure but had never seen it. The color of the exhaust is a lot darker and thicker than I would have imagined. Even though it is "idle thrust" a tether is still required.
Anonymous
3 years ago
I *REALLY* hope that guy got time-and-a-half pay.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Since the engine spinner of that CF6 is cyclone, I guess this DC-10 came from Philippine Airlines. They use this engine spinner design on their CF6 engined aircraft from DC-10, 747, and A330 (Older ones).

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