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McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (N306FE)


"John," the record-holding FDX DC-10, flaring out to touch the mains to the concrete of runway 34L to complete the first half of an early evening KMEM-KRNO-KMEM here-and-back trip.


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I think the tail number should be end with FE.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Hi, Chris. Yes, you are 100% correct. (Grin ... I kept trying to correct it and kept getting it wrong. First I tried FD and then I tried FX.) Thank you VM for helping me get it right. I've made the correction. (Wave)
LOL No problem.....Good picture.
Isaac Vogelzang
Great photo! What record does this certain DC-10 hold?
This was the aircraft involved in the hijacking. Federal Express Flight 705 WIKI link:
Dave Sheehy
Nice shot Gary, great scenery and snap as usual! 5*
Uwe Zinke
Hi Gary!!

perfect pic!!
Dwight Hartje
Outstanding shot, Gary!
david hill
Great picture. Interesting history with this one too.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Isaac, Dave S., Uwe, Dwight, David H., and Adambear8 ... Thanks to each of you for your comments and complis. (Wave) Isaac, go to my previous posted pic of this same a/c (just click on the reg number below this snap; all the posts of it will pop up, mine is the third or fourth; shows it landing a few months ago). All the records it holds are listed in the comments section under that photo. If you click on Adambear8's link, the whole horrific tale is described. This a/c, and the three FDX pilots, endured h-ll in the air and brought a criminal to justice, too. Another FA member (member Chris Collinsworth) suggested that this one belonged in a museum, and FA member James Simms followed up by actually sending a request to have it preserved (it is scheduled to be wfu and sent to a graveyard soon, but it definitely deserves to be saved and in the past FDX has been very generous in donating retired 727s to airports for crash training aids so perhaps they will donate this one to a museum).
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
It appears that this record-holding DC-10 has indeed finally been wfu. Its last recorded flight was back on 20 April (27 days ago) when it flew from KMEM to KLAX. I've not been able to find any info about it since that date. I kept hoping that FDX wouldn't send this one to the sawmill but I suspect that "John" is already at a boneyard. Too bad; this one really deserved to be preserved.
Apparently sad news, indeed. Thanks for sharing this with us, Gary.
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
It was absent from the skies for over a month (from 20 April til 22 May), but it is back "in service" now. If Fed Ex invested over a month of MX into it, perhaps they intend to keep it on their "active" rolls for a few more years. (Fingers crossed ...)
Cade Emtage
I believe this aircraft is to be retired in 2018...
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
07-Dec-2019 DC10Montreal-Mirabel ()Memphis Intl () 09:29PM EST 11:01PM CST 2:32
07-Dec-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Montreal-Mirabel () 04:53AM CST 08:11AM EST 2:18
06-Dec-2019 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Memphis Intl () 11:41PM EST 11:39PM CST 0:58
06-Dec-2019 DC10Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Indianapolis Intl () 08:36PM EST 09:48PM EST 1:12
06-Dec-2019 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 04:45AM EST 05:38AM EST 0:52
05-Dec-2019 DC10Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:22PM EST 11:26PM EST 1:04
05-Dec-2019 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 04:47AM EST 05:49AM EST 1:02
04-Dec-2019 DC10Toronto Pearson Int'l ()Indianapolis Intl () 10:19PM EST 11:18PM EST 0:59
04-Dec-2019 DC10Indianapolis Intl ()Toronto Pearson Int'l () 05:40AM EST 06:49AM EST 1:08
03-Dec-2019 DC10Bradley Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 12:42PM EST 02:30PM EST 1:47
01-Dec-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Bradley Intl () 05:12PM CST 08:27PM EST 2:14
30-Nov-2019 DC10Montreal-Mirabel ()Memphis Intl () 09:40PM EST 11:28PM CST 2:47
30-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Montreal-Mirabel () 04:30AM CST 07:32AM EST 2:01
29-Nov-2019 DC10Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Memphis Intl () 10:13PM CST 11:28PM CST 1:14
29-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 04:36PM CST 05:59PM CST 1:23
29-Nov-2019 DC10Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:01AM EST 08:20AM CST 1:19
29-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:04AM CST 06:07AM EST 1:03
27-Nov-2019 DC10Denver Intl ()Memphis Intl () 10:01PM MST 12:45AM CST (+1) 1:43
27-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Denver Intl () 05:19PM CST 06:21PM MST 2:02
27-Nov-2019 DC10Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Memphis Intl () 08:18AM EST 08:55AM CST 1:36
27-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 04:22AM CST 06:47AM EST 1:24
26-Nov-2019 DC10Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l ()Memphis Intl () 08:47PM CST 11:13PM CST 2:25
26-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Int'l () 05:05AM CST 07:56AM CST 2:51
25-Nov-2019 DC10Ramey Air Force Base ()Memphis Intl () 10:09PM AST 12:19AM CST (+1) (?) 4:09
24-Nov-2019 DC10Memphis Intl ()Rafael Hernandez () 05:05PM CST 10:18PM AST 3:13
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