February 7thAir Zaire orders two DC-10-30s. At least one of the delivery positions was taken up from the Atlantis order.
February 28thThe first DC-10-30F (CF), 46825/ 81, makes its 4h 5 min maiden flight from Long Beach.
March 13thAir Afrique introduces the DC-10 in Africa.
April 17thTrans International Airways and Overseas National Airlines take delivery of their first DC-10-30F(CF), 46800/ 96 and 46825/ 81.
June 2ndThe pakistani government approves the purchase of three DC-10-30s for Pakistan International Airlines.
June 8thMc Donnell - Douglas delivers the 100th DC-10: 47886/ 90 goes to Air Zaire.
October 1stAeroméxico orders two DC-10-30s.
December 17thIberia's 46945/ 87 becomes the first DC-10 to be lost in an accident.
December 28thJapan Air Lines announces an order for 6 DC-10-40 powered by higher thrust JT9D-59A engines.

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