Aviation Photo #4254943 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 - Varig

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I`m starting to scan my old films and these is one of the my firsts when the VMQ had a problem on the left landing gear breaks during the pushback. The plane had to stay grounded at MAO and we had to wait to another DC-10 to take us to Mexico City on the following day. VMW came from Rio and believe it or not we made an emergency landing at Bogota due of problems on the engine#2 and we took 36 hours to get to Mexico City but this is another story.
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    Jose Salgueiro - Superaviões
    Varig
    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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    Manaus - Eduardo Gomes
    Brazil
    June 1981
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3   Brazil
1 year ago
So, keep scanning... we're waiting!!! Thank you for those vintage ones.
Germany
1 year ago
Seems like the Varig planes weren't in the best condition back then...
1 year ago
As a matter of fact, all Varig's DC-10s were brand new. By such point of view I was very unlucky but on the other hand I had the opportunity to take this picture that is still coloring my memories.
59   Brazil
1 year ago
They probably were. Varig had a huge maintenance center in GIG and another one at POA (VEM = Varig Engenharia & Manutenção), which was very respectable. But problems can happen to any aircraft anyway. The maiden commercial flight of the 747 had engine trouble too, for example
1 year ago
For sure Varig was great and because of that was considered the world's best airline several times.
921   Brazil
1 year ago
Thank you,José Salgueiro!
Keep on posting!
Make some people happy!
Brazil
1 year ago
Beautiful picture. Amazing aircraft. Much Missed Airline.
4 months ago
I was 16 when I flew them for the first time back in 2005! it was a MD-11 on the MAO-GRU-CDG-AMS! great airlines! will be missed!

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