Posts Tagged ‘McDonnell Douglas MD-11’


Flying in Cargo Class: The Anatomy of an Air Freighter

Posted February 4, 2015 by Ken Hoke

As an airliner flies by, cargo and passenger jets look virtually the same.. Inside a freighter, though, it’s an entirely different experience.

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A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal (Photo: Doug | Flickr CC)

The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

Posted October 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

This article originally appeared on The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

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First successful flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903, for which the Wright Brothers filed a patent on March 23, 1902.
On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: March 23rd

Posted March 23, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

The Wright Brothers file a patent for their motorized flying machine, a FedEx MD-11 crashes in Tokyo, an Aeroflot A310 crashes when he lets his children take over the controls, and more…

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Nordic Global Airlines MD-11 OH-LGC
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MD-11 Versus Wall: Wall Wins

Posted March 21, 2012 by Matt Molnar

I guess you could argue the wall in this photo looks worse for wear than the cargo plane that hit it. After all, it does have a gaping hole in it, whereas the MD-11 suffered a measly crumpled radome. But…

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Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 Crashes in Saudi Arabia, Two Pilots Injured

Posted July 27, 2010 by BNO News

A Lufthansa Cargo aircraft crashed at an airport in the Saudi capital on Tuesday morning, officials said, injuring the two pilots on board.

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