1974 - 1978

January 1974Korean Air Lines places an order for three DC-10-30s.
  
March 3rd 197446704/ 29, a Turkish Airlines DC-10-10, crashes near Paris after a cargo door opened inflight. It was discovered, that the aircraft has never been refitted with the modifications showed in Service bulletin 52-27.
  
September 1974Air Siam orders a single DC-10-30.
  
July 25th 1975The first heavier DC-10-40 for Japan Air Lines makes it maiden flight.
  
October 1975Garuda Indonesia places an order for 6 DC-10-30s.
  
November 12th 1975Overseas National Airways' 46826/ 109 was lost after a bird strike at New York/ JFK.
  
November 1975Philippine Airlines orders two DC-10-30s.
  
January 2nd 1976Again, an ONA DC-10 is lost. 46825/ 81 careered off the runway in Ankara.
  
April 9th 1976The first heavier DC-10-40 was delivered to Japan Air Lines.
  
June 1976British Caledonian Airways orders 8 DC-10-30s.
  
July 1st 1976Japan Air Lines commences DC-10 services.
  
October 1976Nigeria Airways orders two DC-10-30s.
  
March 1977Thai Airways places an order for two DC-10-30s.
  
March 1977Wardair Canada orders two DC-10-30s.
  
March 1977World Airways places an order for 9 DC-10-30F(CF).
  
June 1977JAT Yugoslav Airlines orders two DC-10-30s.
  
June 1977Singapore Airlines places an order for 7 DC-10-30.
  
June 1977VIASA orders two DC-10-30s.
  
September 1977Balair, subsidiary of Swissair, orders a single DC-10-30.
  
October 1977CP Air places an order for 7 DC-10-30s.
  
December 19th 1977The United States Air Force choses Douglasí KC-10A Extender proposal for the new tanker/cargo aircraft over the Boeing 747.
  
March 1st 1978Continental's 46904/ 44 overshot the runway after aborted take-off.
  
June 1978Lufthansa's subdidiary Condor orders three DC-10-30s for its holiday charter services.
  
August 1978The plans for the DC-X-200 were finally dropped.
  
September 1978Ariana Afghan Airlines orders a single DC-10-30.
  
September 1978Laker Airways orders 5 DC-10-30s.
  
November 20th 1978The United States Air Force gives the go-ahead for the KC-10A programme by ordering two aircraft.

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