DC-10 Burns in Memphis

JEP

Malko In Charge
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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

what on earth were they throwing out the cocpit windows? It looks like the pilots were maybe saving their flight bags maybe. What else would be so important when the flames/smoke were nipping at your heels.
 

Steve_Canyon

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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

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what on earth were they throwing out the cocpit windows? It looks like the pilots were maybe saving their flight bags maybe. What else would be so important when the flames/smoke were nipping at your heels.


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$$$ Jeppesen charts and leather binders!!! $$$
 

CK

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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

So what'll happen to all the Christmas gifts on that aircraft? Will FedEx rehemburse every one?
 

JEP

Malko In Charge
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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

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$$$ Jeppesen charts and leather binders!!! $$$

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Ain't that the truth.
NOS charts could have just let them burn
 

triplec76

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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

I was just asking a friend that because we both used to work for a company that did contract work for FedEx. My guess is they will, but it will proabably be a slow process. I hope no one's Christmas is ruined because of this.
 

donttouchanything

New Member
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

Great Viedo. Gotta love the dedication to their personal property.

Your flight bag or you life? Hmm I thinking.
 

agcatman

New Member
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

Hey guys.

A little off topic, but I'm curious.

What has been done to prevent the hydraulic failures as in the Sioux City crash?

Is the -10 a (relatively speaking) desirable heavy to fly? Or is it looked at with a bit of suspicion?
 

av8rmsu

Well-Known Member
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

I looked more closely at the video....and, no winglets.

I didn't know FedEx flew DC-10s, thought they only flew MD-11s.
 

seagull

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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

Won't be making too many comments here, but just to note that FedEx does operate DC-10s also, but this particular aircraft had been converted to an MD-10. Also, for the record, FedEx pays for our Jepp binders. Might be seeing the end of the rope ball as they toss out the escape line.
 

triplec76

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Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

Not very long my white-bearded "Windy City" brotha. The quality isnt that great so it took maybe 10-30 seconds to load. Did you hear about the Piper that went down in Grinnell last night? None of the 4 occupants made it.

They were flying from Chicago to Ankeny and a farmer found the wreckage in his field at 9am this morning. The news story didnt state what the cause was, but I suspect icing at this point. I am just in the middle of a 5 day weather planning scenario and had tracked weather for Iowa last night. Not a night to be flying GA aircraft to say the least.
 

Minuteman

“Dongola”
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

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What has been done to prevent the hydraulic failures as in the Sioux City crash?

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Not much on the hydraulics that I know of ... but they proved you can have sufficient control to land without 'em.


The MD-10 is a refitted DC-10. It has all new avionics similar to the MD-11 and a Rigid Cargo Barrier. Check out at Boeing's Aero Magazine for a good overview.
 

agcatman

New Member
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

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What has been done to prevent the hydraulic failures as in the Sioux City crash?

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Not much on the hydraulics that I know of ... but they proved you can have sufficient control to land without 'em.


The MD-10 is a refitted DC-10. It has all new avionics similar to the MD-11 and a Rigid Cargo Barrier. Check out at Boeing's Aero Magazine for a good overview.

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Thanks dude.
 

I_Money

Moderator
Re: DC-10 Burns in Florida

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what on earth were they throwing out the cocpit windows? It looks like the pilots were maybe saving their flight bags maybe. What else would be so important when the flames/smoke were nipping at your heels.


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$$$ Jeppesen charts and leather binders!!! $$$

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They were trying to unload all the Christmas gifts - have you ever seen the movie Castaway??????
 
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