Aviation Photo #1136655 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 - Western Airlines

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Seen lining up runway 24L to MIA in a little bit of fog. 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.
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    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
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    N903WA
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    November 1977
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