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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

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McDonnell Douglas DC10 game quiz
"A workhorse of civil aviation during its heyday, the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is the subject of this quiz."

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1. The DC-10 made its first commercial flight in August, 1971. Which major air carrier had the distinction of making this first flight?
    American Airlines
    Pan American Airways
    United Airlines
    Air Canada


2. In a single-class configuration, what was the maximum number of passengers that a DC-10 could carry?
    420
    300
    340
    380


3. The DC-10-30AF, an all-freighter version of the airliner, was used most prolifically with FedEx, with orders starting in the mid-1980s. But for which airline was this variant originally designed?
    Alitalia
    British Airways
    Delta
    Japan Airlines


4. DC-10s have been involved in a number of accidents and incidents over the years. One notable disaster occurred in March, 1974, when a Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed near what major city?
    Madrid
    Berlin
    Paris
    Athens


5. Another notable DC-10 accident occurred in July, 1989, when United Airlines Flight 232 crashed in which midwestern U.S. city?
    Sioux City, South Dakota
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Sioux City, Iowa


6. The July, 2000, crash of Air France Flight 4590, the only crash of the legendary Concorde, was caused by a piece of titanium that fell off a DC-10 that had lifted off several minutes before the Concorde took off. Which airline owned the DC-10 from which the fatal piece of metal fell?
    VARIG
    Continental
    Lufthansa
    Northwest


7. The KC-10 Extender, the aerial refueling tanker based on the DC-10, was developed to increase the US Air Force's strategic reach across the globe. In what year did the KC-10 enter operational service?
    1981
    1982
    1980
    1983


8. In 1994, ORBIS International began flying a DC-10 aircraft that had been converted for use as what?
    A private VIP transport
    A space-launch platform
    A flying eye hospital
    A flying dental clinic


9. The company 10 Tanker Air Carrier, LLC, modified a DC-10 to fight forest fires in rural areas. The aircraft could drop how much water or retardant on a fire in a single pass?
    12,000 U.S. gallons (45,425 liters)
    18,000 U.S. gallons (68,137 liters)
    15,000 U.S. gallons (56,781 liters)
    21,000 U.S. gallons (74,494 liters)


10. The last DC-10 in service with a major American passenger carrier was retired in January, 2007. That airline, Northwest Airlines, used the aircraft to fly from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, to which destination?
    Honolulu
    Mexico City
    Tokyo
    London


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