Me and a friend were talking about whearher FEDEX STILL opeates DC 10s? I say they do
They do but there slowly going away
Currently, FedEx has 40 DC-10s, but they have retired 52, so like @marvin_buxton said, they’re slowly going away.
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I think there mostly MD-11’s because a DC 10 flipped over and crashed on landing and it then got upgraded to MD-11’s
MD-11 has this problem too. I think it was to do with the rear stabiliser being too small. When an aircraft bounces, it has a tendency to bounce and roll.
That addresses the problem.
I thought the MD11 had the issue because after the upgrade the front landing gear was so far behind the cockpit and it also made for hard landings
You don’t lengthen a plane, you only truncate it. They were upgraded to MD-10’s.
Yeah… I watched the Air Crash Investigation for that one…
Yes but I think it is now called the MD10 and not the DC10
FedEx still uses the DC 10, I see them all the time landing at KOAK.
That was what I was talking about but it happened on a DC-10
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