11.02.1981: Assembled in Long Beach

15.04.1981: To British Caledonian Airways (Flora McDonald), G-DCIO

14.04.1988: Merged into British Airways (Epping Forest)

28.03.1999: Last service for British Airways

28.03.1999: WFU and stored

03.04.1999: Ferried to Manchester

25.01.2000: Ferried to Marana

2000: To Wilmington Trust Company

2000: Leased to World Airways

19.10.2000: Ferried to Venice for freighter conversion

2001: Re-registred N48277

2001: Converted to DC-10-30F(AF)

2002: To XS Aviation

2002: Leased to Omni Air International

2002: Re-registred N189AX

2002: Returned to XS Aviation

2002: To Prop Three Ltd

20.01.2004: Leased to Centurion Air Cargo, N143WE

28.04.2004: Written off after overrunning runway in Bogotá (0 killed / 3 survived)


later -30F(AF)



3 CF6-50C2

Photo by Mathias Henig

#354 is seen here in May of 1997 in London-Gatwick, the home base of BA's DC-10s.

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Photo by Ken Fielding

After 18 years service with British Caledonian and BA, looking a little sad and dirty, G-DCIO arrives from London-Gatwick for decommissioning and long-term storage at Manchester (April 3rd 1999).

Photo by Yasunori Ogawa
(via Ken Fielding)

Omni Air Cargo at Okayama on November 3rd 2002

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