McDonnell Douglas

McDonnell Douglas MD-87 overshoots runway, bursts into flames

A McDonnell Douglas MD-97 was attempting to abort take-off when it overran a Houston runway, crashed into a fence and caught fire.  ...


DAT to retire Europe’s last MD-83

Danish Air Transport (DAT) announced the farewell flight of its McDonnell Douglas MD-83, the last aircraft of its type on the continent....


GE Aviation CF6-6 engines enter retirement after half century of service

The CF6-6 commercial is officially retired as of June 3, 2021, following nearly 50 years of service in commercial operations....


From Concorde to A380: do you know aircraft nicknames? | Quiz

Do you know the nicknames of aircraft? [Quiz] READ MORE:   How well do you know the world’s most impressive aircraft engines? | Quiz Test your knowledge of aircraft engines’ history and facts.    ...


Can reputation bring down aircraft? Exploring DC-10’s story

Not many aircraft throughout the history of commercial aviation had the unfortunate fate of an administrator withdrawing its type certificate. While some recovered, others were not the same after their type certificated was put on hold. But what was the story behind the DC-10?...


US Air Force retires KC-10 Extender, making way for Boeing KC-46

A first McDonnell-Douglas KC-10A Extender was flown to the Davis Monthan storage facility in Arizona. The U.S. Air Force plans to withdraw its entire KC-10 fleet within the next five years....


FedEx flight FX5033 overshoots runway in cyclonic storm [Video]

As it was attempting to land in cyclonic conditions, a FedEx flight overshot the runway of Mumbai airport. No damage was reported....


Last bark: Delta retires MD-88s and MD-90s “Mad Dogs”

June 2, 2020, will mark the date that the last Mad Dogs barked in Delta Air Lines' fleet, as the airline is set to retire both the MD-88 and the MD-90. The DC-9 derivatives served in the airline's fleet for more than 25 years. But Delta's story with McDonnell Douglas' aircraft is not over yet....


Delta to accelerate MD-88, MD-90 and Boeing 767 retirements

Facing a significant travel demand drop and other COVID-19 pandemic-caused challenges, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the airline would accelerate retirements of its remaining McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and MD-90 fleets, as well as some older Boeing 767s. ...


New Zealand government apologizes for Antarctica deadliest crash

Forty years ago, Air New Zealand chartered flight 901 to Antarctica that was supposed to show its passengers the beauties of the southernmost continent.  Unfortunately, the DC-10 crashed into the side of Mount Erebus and kill the 257 people on board, making the flight the deadliest incident in the history of New Zealand. On November 28, 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized for the government’s handling of the situ...