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The DC-10 Has Flown Its Last Flight...Until a Special Farewell in February

Where: Bangladesh
December 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s to the smaller Bombardier CS100—we’re always interested in the latest and greatest in shiny new airplanes. However, we certainly can’t look forward without looking back, as we also have a soft spot for those aircraft which paved the way. That’s why we’re a little sad to say goodbye to one airplane in particular, as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 just completed its last regularly scheduled commercial flight.

The plane’s Wikipedia article is a good read for while you’re waiting for your inbox to load this morning, and that’s where you can learn all kinds of fun facts about the plane, which first took to the skies in the early 1970s.

Carriers in the western world have long bid farewell to the three-engined DC-10, but the pilots over at Bangladesh Biman Airlines were still making use of the thing to carry passengers in and around the region. That's past tense now, as the last plane packed with passengers took to the skies last week, on December 7.

Those who missed its final flight need not worry, as Biman Bangladesh Airlines can sense that you still need to say goodbye. That’s why the carrier is adding on one last flight next February. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale next month, as the plane will make one last trip towards its final resting place. The plan is to fly the plane nonstop between the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka all the way over to England to take its place in an aviation museum.

[Photo: Aero Icarus]

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