24.03.1972: Assembled in Long Beach

10.04.1972: New term for this type of aircraft DC-10-40

16.02.1973: To Northwest Orient Airlines (1142), N142US

06.06.1984: To Boeing, N184AT

07.06.1984: To American Trans Air

10.08.1986: Destroyed by fire whilst parked at Chicago O’Hare (0 killed / 0 survived)




3 JT9D-20

Photo from Taxiways collection

This picture, taken in 1980, shows the only DC-10-40 which should later be involved in an accident.

Photo by Don Boyd

ATAs first widebody-jets were DC-10s which were operated until American Trans Air bought a whole fleet of ex-Delta TriStars.

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