Aviation Photo #0520362 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 - Western Airlines

[ Medium Large ]
2,366 of 8,931
This "DC-10 Spaceship" is lining up runway 24L to SEA. First flight was May 24, 1973. Delivery date was June 21, 1973. Sadly, W/O October 31, 1979 at MEX with Western Airlines as N903WA - LAX-MEX. On touchdown, left main landing gear was in grass and right main landing gear on runway shoulder, right main landing gear hit truck and broke off striking aircraft causing substancial damage. Aircraft crashed into a building and caught fire with 72 fatalities - r.i.p. There were 24,614 hours TT on airframe.
Sponsor Message
Sponsor Message
  • Add To Album
  • Like (21)
  • Photog's Choice
  • Cross-Data
    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Western Airlines
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (C-10 Extender)
    McDonnell Douglas
    46929
    107
    N903WA
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    May 1977
  • Correction
[ Medium Large ]
Distinct Views: 8,340
Photo Added: March 01, 2004

Explore Other Great Photos

Photo Albums Containing This Photo

Album
Views
Likes
Photos
Updated
Old and New
Views 253.4K
Likes 3
Photos 29.6K
Updated 47 minutes ago
Best of Landings and Take offs
Views 111K
Likes 0
Photos 8K
Updated 2 hours ago
good stuff
Views 105.9K
Likes 0
Photos 16.4K
Updated 6 hours ago
Collection of major carriers in the US in the past and present
Views 69.2K
Likes 0
Photos 2.6K
Updated 1 hour ago